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by Bernadette Ward - Thursday, 21 May 2015, 01:36 PM
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World Health Assembly progress on traditional medicine


Traditional medicine

The Health Assembly approved WHO’s traditional medicine strategy 2014–2023. Traditional medicine covers a wide variety of therapies and practices which vary from country to country and region to region. The strategy aims to build the knowledge base for national policies and strengthen quality assurance, safety, proper use and effectiveness of traditional and complementary medicine through regulation.


It also aims to promote universal health coverage by integrating traditional and complementary medicine services into health care service delivery and home care.


The WHO have a broad view of treaditional, and complementary medicine services, and have encompassed their views in their global strategy.

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