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Activities

TMRI provides a broad outline of the proposed plan of activities. The activities themselves are designed in a flexible manner to facilitate optimal participation and mutual cooperation between researchers and institutions within the country and within the region. The following tables show the programme activities which are planned for the coming four years (2004-2007).

A. Incorporation of traditional medicine in the general health system
Target A.1:

By 2007, TMRI will have developed policies supported by appropriate legislation for incorporation of TM in the national health system.

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A.1.a

Promote & support TM policy formulation as part of the national strategy & WHO Global TM strategy.

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A.1.b

Examine the existing national TM policy and its implementation

Prepare & produce reports on country situation and high-light successful experiences to stimulate further policy formulation & implementation.

Exchange information & share experiences through publications & intra & inter-country meetings

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A.1.c

Promote & support policies to prevent over exploitation or genocide of medicinal plants species.

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Target A.2

By 2007 TMRI will have strengthened coordination between health system & related social sectors to promote the incorporation of useful traditional practices in the delivery of health care;

Activities

 

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A.2.a

Initiate activities and mechanisms for integration of TM in modern health system.

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Target A.3

By 2007 TMRI will have helped to select & effectively utilize useful medicinal plants, drugs and practices;

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A.3.a

Select a list of essential traditional medicinal plants & other medicinal ingredients

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Organize national workshops to review efficacy & improve utilization of selected drugs

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A.3.b

Promote & support the use of traditional practices of proven value

Organize national workshops to exchange information & share experience

Continue provide support. Organize Regional Conference to exchange information & share experience

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B. Research in TM

Target B.1

By 2007 TMRI will have strengthened the national capabilities to develop action-originated studies in the field of TM;

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2004

2005

2006

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B.1.a

Identify & support through consultancies and joint studies as many national institutions governmental or non-governmental fully or partially involved in research in TM.

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B.1.b

Identify, initiate & support micro-case studies & operational research in specific areas of TM

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Organize national &/or regional meetings to exchange information & share experiences

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B.1.c

Initiate & support the training of national in research methodologies

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C. Training in TM

Target C.1

By 2007 TMRI will have developed task oriented training programmes for traditional practitioners to improve their knowledge, skill, attitudes and competence in the delivery of health care at the primary level;

Activities

 

2004

2005

2006

2007

Budget

C.1.a

Develop guidelines for task oriented training programmes for traditional practitioners including training of trainers

Prepare reports & disseminate information. Organize national workshops to review methodologies

Organize national workshops to review & improve on guidelines & training activities.

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Target C.2

By 2007 TMRI will have brought curricular reforms & incorporated essential components of TM into the training programmes of the various manpower training establishment;

Activities

 

2004

2005

2006

2007

Budget

C.2.a

Support the identification of essential components of TM for incorporation in training programmes

Organize national workshops to review curricula

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C.2.b

Support the identification & production of relevant training material & teaching aids & health educational messages

Support production

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D. Traditional Drugs and Therapeutic Techniques and Practices

Target D.1

By 2007 TMRI will have as many traditional medicinal ingredients (herbal, mineral or of animal origin) as possible identified and tested for effectiveness and safety for treatment of man and animal in accordance with prevalent cultural norms;

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2004

2005

2006

2007

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D.1.a

Survey & screen traditional materia medica & prepare inventories of safe & effective herbal remedies

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D.1.b

Identify harmful drugs & practices & provide a national clearing house on research information

Prepare reports & disseminate information

Organize national/Regional workshops to review strategies of campaigns

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