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
Ouvrir ce répertoire et afficher son contenuChapter Two: Challenges
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
Fermer ce répertoireChapter Five: Strategy and plan of action 2002 - 2005
Afficher le document5.1 Policy: Integrate TM/CAM with national health care systems, as appropriate, by developing and implementing national TM/CAM policies and programmes
Afficher le document5.2 Safety, efficacy and quality: Promote the safety, efficacy and quality of TM/CAM by expanding the knowledge-base on TM/CAM, and by providing guidance on regulatory and quality assurance standards
Afficher le document5.3 Access: Increase the availability and affordability of TM/CAM, as appropriate, with an emphasis on access for poor populations
Afficher le document5.4 Rational use: Promote therapeutically sound use of appropriate TM/CAM by providers and consumers
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
 

5.4 Rational use: Promote therapeutically sound use of appropriate TM/CAM by providers and consumers

Components

• Proper use of TM/CAM by providers. Increase capacity of TM/CAM providers to make proper use of TM/CAM products and therapies.

• Proper use of TM/CAM by consumers. Increase capacity of consumers to make informed decisions about use of TM/CAM products and therapies.

"... we must broaden the knowledge base of CAM and conventional health care practitioners to encompass the full repertoire of safe and effective health care practices - truly expanding the horizons of health care. These practices can then be integrated into optimal interdisciplinary treatment plans developed in cooperation with patients. These imperatives dictate serious efforts in research, training, education and communication..."45

WHO strategy

WHO will encourage countries to organize training programmes for allopathic practitioners to enable them to acquire basic knowledge of TM/CAM and to promote licensed practice of therapies.

WHO will continue to develop authoritative references for Member States, such as the WHO Monographs on Selected Medicinal Plants. It will also develop information and education materials (including translations) and a TM/CAM web-site to raise awareness of the need for rational use of TM/CAM, and to guide the public in their safe use.

Critical indicators

Strategy objective

Number of WHO Member States with national research institutel for TM/CAM/Total number of WHO Member States

1999 status

2005 target

WHO Member States with national research institute for TM/CAM

19/191

10%

18%

l A national research institute is here defined as a government-supported national research institute.

Expected outcomes for 2002 - 2005

• Basic training in commonly used TM/CAM therapies for allopathic practitioners.

• Basic training in primary health care for TM practitioners.

• Reliable information for consumers on proper use of TM/CAM therapies.

• Improved communication between allopathic practitioners and their patients concerning use of TM/CAM.

 

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