Title of the centre:
WHO Collaborating Centre for Traditional Medicine
Director / Head:
Dr. Gen-Cheng Wu
Institute of Acupuncture Research, Shanghai Medical College
138 Yi -Xue-Yuan Road
(86-21) 5423 7526
(86-21) 5423 7526
Date of Designation:
Terms of Reference:
- To work with WHO in the dissemination of information on acupuncture safety and efficacy.
- On request of WHO, to provide training opportunities for foreign scientists, medical doctors and acupuncturists on both scientific research and clinical practice of TM.
- To explore the approaches of developing traditional medicine/integrative medicine (TM/IM) in the modern medical colleges in China.
- To provide support to WHO in the process of formulating WHO TM policies, strategies，and regulatory frameworks.
- Traditional medicine
Types of activity:
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.
11.3 - Evidence based policy guidance on promoting scientifically sound and cost-effective use of medical products and technologies by health workers and consumers developed and supported within the Secretariat and regional and national programmes.
+63 2 5289844
+41 22 79 13698
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
Link to eWork