|General guidelines for methodologies on research and evaluation of traditional medicine (WHO/EDM, 2000, 80 p.)|
WHO acknowledges its indebtedness to the more than 100 experts, and national health authorities, who provided comments and advice during the preparation of these guidelines. Thanks are also due to those who participated in a WHO informal discussion on research methodology for evaluation of traditional medicine, which took place in Rockville, MD, USA in 1997, where the first draft of the guidelines was prepared.
In particular, we thank those who participated in the WHO Consultation held in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China (Hong Kong SAR) in 2000 (see Annex X), to review and finalize the draft guidelines. We also thank Professor Johan Karlberg, Director of the Clinical Trial Centre of the University of Hong Kong, who revised Part 3; and Dr Williamina Wilson, who edited the final draft.
Appreciation is also extended to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine - a WHO Collaborating Centre for Traditional Medicine - at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA, for their support to initiate this endeavour in 1997; and to the Department of Health of the Government of Hong Kong SAR, the Federation of Hong Kong Industries, and the Innovation and Technology Fund of Hong Kong SAR, for their generous support in hosting the WHO Consultation and for their financial contribution to publication of the guidelines.
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