WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
Traditional, complementary and integrative medicine
“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.” (271)
“The main functions of WHO are to produce health policies and provide guidance according to the needs of the member states; provide professional assistance in elaborating national health strategies; monitor health indicators and indicators for assessing countries’ health systems; develop and analyze new technologies and methods for tracking diseases and managing healthcare.” (272)
EU Health Policy Platform
The EU Health Policy Platform is the main forum for communication and cooperation between health interest groups and organisations, and the European Commission. It falls under DG SANTE (the European Commission‘s Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety, formerly DG SANCO). Organizations specialized in CAM may also participate in the discussion (e.g. EFCAM participates). Mutual communication takes place either in form of personal meetings or online. Sanator – the Union of Biotronicists of Josef Zezulka (KoS) is a member of this platform.
“The CAM Interest Group is an informal group of members of the European Parliament with a special interest in Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The aims of the Interest Group are:
- putting and keeping CAM on the EU policy agenda
- activating a Forum for discussion and action
- promoting awareness of CAM and the value of a more holistic approach to health.” (273)
COUNCIL OF EUROPE
“The Council of Europe is an international European organization which ensures the cooperation of the member states, especially in order to uphold democracy and to protect human rights as well as social rights and freedom.” (274) The Council of Europe is not a part of the European Union. The resolution 1206 (from 1999) on a European approach to non-conventional medicine, calls on the member states (including the Czech Republic) to promote official recognition of these forms of medicine in medical faculties and to encourage hospitals to use them.
Celoevropská vědecká výzkumná síť pro komplementární a alternativní medicínu (CAM), která v letech 2010 až 2012 provedla průzkum situace CAM v Evropě ve všech důležitých aspektech. Výzkum byl financovaný Evropskou komisí.