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From Google Alerts: Integrative Medicine in Health Systems and Around the World - Nov 2013 PDF Print E-mail
Written by John Weeks   

From Google Alerts: Integrative Medicine in Health Systems and Around the World - Nov 2013

ImageApologies to regular Integrator readers of this typically monthly report. Other things have taken precedence, apparently. Yet I have missed the ritual of looking into what Google throws our way. I plan to continue going forward, with some changes. My alerts are for "integrative medicine," "complementary and alternative medicine" and "alternative medicine." The later nets developments from around the world, an interest stimulated by my involvement with the W.H.O. on the strategic plan. I will begin to share some of this with this issue, my first in four months. I'll start at Nov 30 and work backwards for that month.  Here are 14 mentions from the integrative medicine (plus related media) and 8 international.


International
  • Desmond Tutu's presence at the Global IM Summit developed by Isaac Mathai, MD in Bangalore, India is featured here. 
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    Ona: Phillippines Depart of Health head
    This bit of Dutch news shares that the insurer Interpolis' plans to scuttle its homeopathy and acupuncture coverage.

  • The Turkish Health Ministry has completed legislation on what it calls Traditional Supplementary and Alternative Medicine Practices.
  • The Malaysian Health Ministry has announced its plans to integrate Siddha medicine into is primary health care, following a conference on the topic.
  • A member of Parliament in Ghana is promoting more use of traditional [natural] medicine.
  • Saudi Arabian health minister urged more research on complementary medicine following a conference sponsored by WHO and NIH NCCAM.
  • The government of Bahrain also wanted it known that it participated in this Second Gulf Conference.
  • The recognition of November as Traditional Healthcare Month in the Philippines is the focus of this short piece



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