Programme – Traditional Medicine
Traditional Medicine still remains the first line of healthcare for a large part of the populations particularly in the rural areas.
It has been recognized that lack of the necessary regulatory and legislative framework, insufficient dialogue between traditional medicine practitioners and health personnel, impede the integration of traditional medicine into the health systems of Member States
Definied in Strategic Orientation 2: Support to Health Services Improvement in the sub-region
Definition of the Problem
L’absence d’un cadre réglementaire et législatif de la médecine traditionnelle dans les systèmes de santé de la sous région limite la diversification des soins offerts à la population.
Strategic Objective 7
To promote effective institutionalization of traditional medicine in the health systems of the sub-region.
Expected Outcome 7
Harmonized traditional medicine policies and legislations implemented in all Member States.
- Sub-regional associations of traditional medicine practitioners established;
- Guidelines and standards of registration modalities developed;
- Integrated programme for training of health personnel developed;
- A programme for training of traditional medicine practitioners developed and implemented;
- Conservation and local production of medicinal plants encouraged;
- Dialogue between traditional medicine practitioners and orthodox health personnel promoted;
Priority Issues to be addressed under this programme
- Medicinal plants
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