World Health Organization - WHO. The WHO’s Traditional Medicine Strategy 2014–2023 aims to build the knowledge base for national policies and strengthen quality assurance, safety, proper use and effectiveness of traditional and complementary medicine through regulation. It also aims to promote universal health coverage by integrating traditional and complementary medicine services into health care service delivery and home care.
The WHO uses the term ‘traditional medicine’ when referring to Africa, Latin America, South-East Asia and/or the Western Pacific, whereas ‘CAM’ is used when referring to Europe and/or North America (and Australia). When referring in a general sense to all of these regions, the WHO uses the comprehensive term TM/CAM.
Heads of Agencies - Registration and market authorisation of medicinal products, including herbal, homeopathic and anthroposophic medicinal products, in the European Union and Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein.
EDQM - European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines and HealthCare - Part of the administrative structure of the Council of Europe, this department provides recognised common standards for use by healthcare professionals and others concerned with the quality of medicines including homeopathic medicines. The European Pharmacopoeia monographs and other texts are designated to be appropriate to the needs of regulatory authorities, those engaged in the control of quality, and manufacturers of starting material and medicinal products; it contains several monographs on homeopathic medicines.