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This international HIV/AIDS charity dedicates a section of its website to traditional medicine, and with good reason — traditional medicines are especially popular with people who have HIV. The website provides advice for those seeking traditional remedies for HIV, lists potential therapies and highlights the role of traditional healers in combating HIV in Africa. It advocates that traditional healers are well placed to encourage HIV prevention, and convince people to get tested for HIV if they are at risk.
The CCRAS is a department within the Indian government dedicated to formulating and coordinating scientific research into indigenous Indian systems of medicine. The organisation funds and undertakes research on treatments for diseases such as hepatitis and filiariasis. The site also has online training modules on drug standardisation and intellectual property rights.
The Centre for International Ethnomedicinal Education and Research is nonprofit educational and research organisation that aims establish a focal point for the exchange of ethnomedicinal knowledge and an international network of ethnobotanical researchers. The website offers links to bibliographies, publications, research projects and events.
This website on ethnoveterinary medicine deals with people’s knowledge, skills, methods, practices and beliefs with regard to the care of their animals. The website features news of conferences and events, new projects, publications, links and online journals.
The Foundation for Revitalisation of Local Health Traditions is a charity that was founded in 1993 to promote India’s self reliance in primary health care and to help India’s traditional knowledge make a contribution to the world of medicine. It describes itself as an 'unconventional' educational institution that includes research into the conservation scientific analysis of medicinal plants.
Part of the US National Institutes of Health, this federal research organisation funds and undertakes research into traditional medical practices, also known as 'complementary' or 'alternative' medicine. These include homeopathy and acupuncture. The website publishes information on its grants and research, and information on its efforts to train Western healthcare workers in traditional medical techniques, and help traditional healers conduct rigorous research in their field of expertise.
This nongovernmental organisation, based in Senegal, works to preserve and revitalise African traditional medicine. It helps create legal frameworks for integrating traditional medicine into existing healthcare systems, and is working to ensure that indigenous medicine is practised according to ethical guidelines. The website provides news on the organisation's activities, and links to images and relevant publications.
This website provides the WHO's latest strategic approach to traditional medicine, as well as reports and other publications that map out global usage and existing regulations. The organisation is working to ensure a tight regulatory framework, and strongly advocates for regulatory reform.