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National Policy on Traditional Medicine and Regulation of Herbal Medicines - Report of a WHO Global Survey
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Table des matières
Afficher le documentAcknowledgements
Afficher le documentExecutive summary
Afficher le documentAcronyms, abbreviations and definitions
Afficher le documentWHO Regions
Ouvrir ce répertoire et afficher son contenu1. Introduction
Ouvrir ce répertoire et afficher son contenu2. National policy on traditional medicine and complementary/alternative medicine
Ouvrir ce répertoire et afficher son contenu3. The regulatory situation of herbal medicines
Ouvrir ce répertoire et afficher son contenu4. Member States, WHO and herbal medicines
Ouvrir ce répertoire et afficher son contenu5. Country summaries
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Afficher le documentAnnex 1. Text of survey instrument

Acronyms, abbreviations and definitions


complementary and alternative medicine


Good Manufacturing Practice


International Nonproprietary Names


traditional medicine

Complementary/alternative medicine (CAM): often refers to a broad set of health care practices that are not part of a country’s own tradition and are not integrated into the dominant health care system. Other terms sometimes used to describe these health care practices include “natural medicine”, “nonconventional medicine” and “holistic medicine” (1).

Herbal medicine: plant derived material or preparations with therapeutic or other human health benefits, which contain either raw or processed ingredients from one or more plants. In some traditions, material of inorganic or animal origin may also be present.

Traditional medicine (TM): is the sum total of knowledge, skills and practices based on the theories, beliefs and experiences indigenous to different cultures, whether explicable or not, used in the maintenance of health as well as in prevention, diagnosis, improvement or treatment of physical and mental illnesses (1).


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