WHO Traditional Medicine Strategy: 2002-2005
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Table des matières
Afficher le documentAcknowledgements
Afficher le documentAcronyms, abbreviations and WHO Regions
Ouvrir ce répertoire et afficher son contenuKey points: WHO Traditional Medicine Strategy 2002 - 2005
Ouvrir ce répertoire et afficher son contenuChapter One: Global review
Fermer ce répertoireChapter Two: Challenges
Afficher le document2.1 What needs to be done?
Afficher le document2.2 National policies and legal framework
Afficher le document2.3 Safety, efficacy, quality
Afficher le document2.4 Access
Afficher le document2.5 Rational use
Ouvrir ce répertoire et afficher son contenuChapter Three: The current role of WHO
Ouvrir ce répertoire et afficher son contenuChapter Four: International and national resources for traditional medicine
Ouvrir ce répertoire et afficher son contenuChapter Five: Strategy and plan of action 2002 - 2005
Afficher le documentAnnex One: List of WHO Collaborating Centres for Traditional Medicine
Ouvrir ce répertoire et afficher son contenuAnnex Two: Selected WHO publications and documents on traditional medicine
Afficher le documentReferences
Afficher le documentBack Cover
 

2.1 What needs to be done?

The most important issues to be tackled are outlined in Table 6 and fall into four categories:

• national policy and regulatory frameworks
• safety, efficacy and quality.
• access
• rational use.

Table 6. TM/CAM challenges fall into four categories

National policy and regulatory frameworks

• Lack of official recognition of TM/CAM and TM/CAM providers
• TM/CAM not integrated into national health care systems
• Lack of regulatory and legal mechanisms
• Equitable distribution of benefits of indigenous TM knowledge and products
• Inadequate allocation of resources for TM/CAM development and capacity building

Safety, efficacy and quality

• Lack of research methodology
• Inadequate evidence-base for TM/CAM therapies and products
• Lack of international and national standards for ensuring safety, efficacy and quality control of TM/CAM therapies and products
• Lack of adequate regulation and registration of herbal medicines
• Lack of registration of TM/CAM providers
• Inadequate support for research

Access

• Lack of data measuring access levels and affordability
• Need to identify safe and effective therapies and products
• Lack of official recognition of role of TM/CAM providers
• Lack of cooperation between TM/CAM providers and allopathic practitioners
• Unsustainable use of medicinal plant resources

Rational use

• Lack of training for TM/CAM providers and on TM/CAM for allopathic practitioners
• Lack of communication between TM/CAM and allopathic practitioners, and between allopathic practitioners and consumers
• Lack of information for public on rational use of TM/CAM

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