Traditional, complementary and integrative medicine

72nd session of the World Health Assembly

A WHO workshop was held on the topic of Traditional, Complementary and Integrative Medicine (TCI) contributions to Universal Health Coverage (UHC).
Seven WHO Member States gave presentations on ​"Advances of TCI in Member States including its integration in health systems, particularly in primary health care"​:

Official release

Briefing on the “WHO Global Report on Traditional and Complementary Medicine 2019”​

WHO Global Report on Traditional and Complementary Medicine 2019

  • Click here to download the global report
    (pdf, 6.14MB)

    The WHO global report on traditional and complementary medicine 2019 was developed to address the gap in reliable, credible and official data from Member States in the area of T&CM. This report reviews global progress in T&CM over the past two decades and is based on contributions from 179 WHO Member States. It provides valuable information for policy-makers, health professionals and the public for capitalizing on the potential contribution of T&CM to health and well-being.

Vision and Strategy

The strategic objectives are:

- To build the knowledge base for active management of T&CM through appropriate national policies.
- To strengthen the quality assurance, safety, proper use and effectiveness of T&CM by regulating products, practices and practitioners.
- To promote universal health coverage by integrating T&CM services into health care service delivery and self-health care.

WHO Traditional Medicine Strategy 2014–2023

  • WHO Traditional Medicine Strategy 2014 - 2023

    The WHO Traditional Medicine Strategy 2014–2023 was developed and launched in response to the World Health Assembly resolution on traditional medicine (WHA62.13). The strategy 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.

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