Leading international healthcare organisations launch the Peoples’ Declaration for Traditional, Complementary and Integrative Health
ISMETA has proudly joined other global organizations to help launch the Peoples’ Declaration for Traditional, Complementary & Integrative Healthcare
A person-centred, integrative and holistic approach to healthcare would provide important public health benefits and should be considered crucial to protect and promote the universal right to the highest attainable standard of health. Until today in too many countries access to integrative healthcare is limited. In response, a group of healthcare organisations, practitioners, patients, and scientists from around the world is uniting around a shared vision of healthcare and launching the Peoples’ Declaration for Traditional, Complementary and Integrative Healthcare (TCIH).
‘’The healthcare we envision focuses on the whole person, is participative, respects individual choices, as well as cultural diversity and engages in respectful evidence-informed collaboration between all systems of healthcare.’’
TCIH focuses on the whole person and considers the individual in their physical, psychological, spiritual, social, and environmental context. While 80% of all countries world-wide report the use of traditional, complementary or integrative practices, this high demand is not yet reflected in national health systems. Issues that prevent access to TCIH are due to the lack of recognition and regulation, or a result of limited collaboration between different healthcare systems. The TCIH Declaration aims to highlight the demand for and benefits of TCIH – it promotes the regulation and highest educational standards with the goal of enhancing respectful collaboration between all healthcare professionals.
The Declaration will collect signatures of support from organisations and individuals worldwide over the course of one year to demonstrate the demand for TCIH to policy makers.
More than 60 health organisations and research institutes from 29 countries have already endorsed the Declaration. Join the call to action, sign, support and follow the Declaration milestones at www.tcih.org!
A broad array of treatment options responding to diverse needs
Responding to diverse needs and differences in cultural backgrounds, individuals deserve to have access to a broad array of effective treatment options, including traditional, complementary, and integrative healthcare (TCIH). It is time to support the integration of TCIH and biomedical practices in a respectful, supportive and collaborative manner. Help us support your patients even better by improving the future of healthcare—one that is patient-centered and respects individual choices. Sign the TCIH Declaration now.
Ensuring respectful collaboration and learning
Improving health outcomes requires the respectful collaboration between all healthcare practitioners and the patient with the aim of improving health outcomes and determining the best therapeutic approach for each patient. Let’s provide a value-based, patient-centered, whole-person health approach to all. It’s the future of healthcare; help realize it by signing the TCIH Declaration.
Sustainability through availability of TCIH
Traditional, complementary, and integrative healthcare (TCIH) modalities belong to the future model of sustainable and affordable healthcare. By bringing focus on prevention, lifestyle factors, and long-term immune and health resilience, the TCI health approach plays an important role in preparedness for future global pandemics.