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Traditional Medicine Systems


Traditional medicine is the sum total of knowledge, skills and practices based on the theories, beliefs and experiences indigenous to different cultures that are used to maintain health, as well as to prevent, diagnose, improve or treat physical and mental illnesses.

WHO supports member states in developing and implementing appropriate policies, regulations and guidelines in order to ensure safety, efficacy and quality of care of TRM in an accessible and affordable manner, in line with the WHO traditional medicine strategy:2014-2023, launched in October 2013.


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