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WHO: Factsheet on traditional medicine (2003)

Traditional medicine refers to health practices; approaches; knowledge and beliefs incorporating plant, animal and mineral based medicines; spiritual therapies; manual techniques and exercises applied singularly or in combination to treat, diagnose and prevent illnesses or maintain well-being.
In 6 languages.

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The EthnoMed site (US) contains information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and other related issues pertinent to the health care of refugees and asylum seekers. While the site was established to meet the needs of clients in Seattle, many of the issues are significant across the world. Includes health information in different languages. Links to sites on specific cultures.

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RHO: Harmful Traditional Health Practices

This section provides brief summaries of current research on harmful health practices relevant to low-resource settings. Includes information on FGM.

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