Informetrics relies on scientific and technical literature about Traditional and Complementary Medicine (TCM) indexed in MEDLINE, LILACS and WHOLIS database up to May/2017. Approximately 160 thousand bibliographic records were included for analysis and are distributed per article, journal, country, type of study, language, and publication year. Combinations among the elements of each group can be made to get to a list of document titles. The informetric analysis is applicable to identify any concentrations or gaps in the scientific production available on TCM in the international literature. Click here..
WHO Traditional Medicine Strategy 2014-2023
The WHO Traditional Medicine Strategy 2014-2023 was developed in response to the World Health Assembly resolution on traditional medicine (WHA62.13). It aims to support Member States in developing proactive policies and implementing action plans that will strengthen the role traditional medicine plays in keeping populations healthy. (http://www.who.int/medicines/areas/traditional/definitions/en/).
The objectives of the strategy are to support Member States so that they can:
a) benefit from the potential contribution of TCM to health, wellbeing, and people-centered healthcare, and
b) promote safe and effective use of TCM through regulation and research, and by means of the inclusion of products, professionals, and practices into health systems, whenever applicable.