Essential medicines and health products

Traditional and complementary medicine

Traditional Medicine is the sum total of the 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 the prevention, diagnosis, improvement or treatment of physical and mental illness.

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WHO's Support for Regulation of Herbal Medicines

Informations sources supported by WHO Regional Offices

SEARO - South East Asia
WPRO - Western Pacific Region
WHO Congress on Traditional Medicine

Highlights of the first WHO Congress on Traditional Medicine

Contact Information

Traditional and Complementary Medicine
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