Collaborating centres

Networks of WHO Collaborating Centres

Traditional Medicine

WHO CCs for Traditional Medicine

The network of 19 designated WHO Collaborating Centres for Traditional Medicine assists WHO in implementing WHO strategies and resolutions relating to traditional medicine adopted at the session of its governing bodies, notably at the World Health Assembly. All of these WHO Collaborating Centres for Traditional Medicine are engaged in research activities and most conduct research in traditional medicine according to their specific area(s) of expertise. Research collaboration among Centres is increasing. As one of the priority areas of work, WHO and this network of Collaborating Centres work together to seek evidence-based information on the safety, quality, and cost-effectiveness of traditional medicine products and therapies. This network publishes electronic newsletters to exchange information among Centres, and WHO provides an electronic communication tool to further facilitate their regular dialogue. Meetings of the directors of these WHO Collaborating Centres have been organized and now meet periodically.