The first WHO Traditional Medicine Global Summit

August 14, 2023

The first WHO Traditional Medicine Global Summit will take place on 17 and 18 August 2023 in India. For centuries, Traditional and Complementary medicine has been an integral resource for health in households and communities.

TCIH Coalition coordinated dialogue with the WHO

July 18, 2023

During a virtual meeting with WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and a group of WHO senior officials, representatives of more than 300 civil society organisations (CSOs) and over 600 people brought the full force of the knowledge and expertise on traditional, complementary, and integrative health to the forefront This virtual dialogue was coordinated by…

Breakfast Roundtable on Integrative Oncology in the European Parliament highlights benefits for cancer patients

June 13, 2023

On Thursday, 7 June, the MEP Interest Group on Integrative Medicine and Health hosted a breakfast roundtable at the European Parliament, focusing on the role of Integrative Oncology in improving cancer treatment outcomes for patients. The event, organised by EUROCAM and hosted by MEP Manuela Ripa on behalf of the Interest Group, aimed to explore how Integrative Oncology can help reduce patient suffering and enhance long-term prospects while exchanging on best practices for integrating complementary cancer care across Europe. Building upon the discussions initiated during the 2021 Integrative Oncology conference, the roundtable emphasised the importance for continued actions at European level in this field.

EU Elections 2024 manifesto of the EU4Health CSA

June 12, 2023

EUROCAM, member of the EU4Health Civil Society Alliance (EU4Health CSA) co-signed the ‘EU Elections 2024 Manifesto’ together with 29 other health civil society organizations. This manifesto aims to emphasize the importance of health on the European Union’s political agenda. To achieve this goal, the EU4Health Civil Society Alliance has identified ten key priorities to be…

World Health Assembly decides to develop new WHO Traditional Medicine Strategy

June 1, 2023

The World Health Assembly met for their 76th session in Geneva from May 21 to 30 and adopted a decision for WHO’s current Traditional Medicine Strategy to be extended until 2025 and for WHO to develop a new 2025-2034 global strategy in the meantime.

Peoples Declaration for Traditional, Complementary and Integrative Medicine

July 1, 2022

14 June was the website launch of ‘the People’s declaration for Traditional, Complementary and Integrative Healthcare. This declaration calls for the respectful collaboration between traditional, complementary and biomedical practices with the aim of achieving a person-centred and holistic approach to health. The healthcare we desire: Focuses on the whole person in its physical, mental, social…

Austrian AMR Action Plan confirms the potential of homeopathy

April 13, 2022

The latest version of the Austrian government’s National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance (NAP-AMR) confirms the potential of homeopathy and other complementary medicines in tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR). AMR has been identified as one of the greatest health threats worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO),…

MEP Interest Group on Integrative Medicine and Health, new members

April 11, 2022

EUROCAM, which runs the secretariat of the MEP Interest Group on Integrative Medicine and Health, welcomes two new members of the European Parliament who have recently joined the group: Romana JERKOVIĆ is a Croatian politician and member of the European Parliament for the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament…

Establishment of the WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine

March 28, 2022

March 25, 2022 | The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Government of India today signed an agreement to establish the WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine. This global knowledge centre for traditional medicine, supported by an investment of USD 250 million from the Government of India, aims to harness the potential of traditional medicine…

Position Paper ‘Role of CAM and Integrative Oncology in the context of cancer’ published

March 21, 2022

March 21, 2022 | The publishing of EUROCAM’s Position paper on ‘The role of Complementary Medicine (CAM) and Integrative Oncology in the context of Cancer’ comes as the European Parliament adopts its report, highlighting the need for evidence-based Integrative Medicine to be included in the implementation of Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan. EUROCAM welcomes the recent adoption…