Title of the centre:
WHO Collaborating Centre for Traditional Medicine
Director / Head:
Prof. Charlie Changli XUE
Discipline of Chinese Medicine, School of Health Sciences
Plenty Rd, P O Box 71, Bundoora
(61-3) 9925 7745
(61-3) 9925 7178
Date of Designation:
Terms of Reference:
- 1 To provide training opportunities for providers/practitioners of traditional medicine
(to organize various undergraduate and postgraduate training programmes in traditional Chinese medicine).
- 2 To provide training opportunities for researchers in traditional medicine
(to organize doctoral and masters research training programmes in relevant areas of basic and clinical research in traditional medicine for domestic and international students).
- 3 To conduct clinical researches in acupuncture
(to conduct clinical studies on acupuncture in pain management and chronic respiratory diseases).
- 4 To conduct basic researches in herbal medicines
(to investigate pharmacognosical /phytochemical characteristics, pharmacological properties, action mechanism and pharmacodynamics of Chinese herbal medicines).
- 5 To support WHO activities in the field of traditional medicine and networking of WHO collaborating centres for traditional medicine
(upon request by WHO (both Headquarters and Regional Office for the Western Pacific), to carry out ad hoc assignments and support particular activities in the field of traditional medicine; and to support networking among WHO CCs for TRM and strengthen information exchange/sharing among WHO CCs for TRM, such as serving as an editorial office of newsletter of WHO CCs for TRM).
- Traditional medicine
Types of activity:
- Information dissemination
- Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.)
WHO organization wide expected result:
10.1 - Management and organization of integrated, population-based health-service delivery through public and nonpublic providers and networks improved, reflecting the primary health care strategy, scaling up coverage, equity, quality and safety of personal and population-based health services, and enhancing health outcomes.
10.2 - National capacities for governance and leadership improved through evidence-based policy dialogue, institutional capacity-building for policy analysis and development, strategy-based health system performance assessment, greater transparency and accountability for performance, and more effective intersectoral collaboration.
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+41 22 79 13698
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
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