Traditional medicines: bridging the gaps for a better future

Submitted: 15 September 2011
Accepted: 15 September 2011
Published: 17 October 2011
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The use of traditional medicines has provided a crucial support and health system to millions of people around the globe for centuries past and this continues to the present day. In some countries, less than 20% of the population has access to basic generic medicines or healthcare. This highlights the need for a global initiative, such as the World Health Organization’s Millenium Development Goals. This includes fighting child weight deficit, providing access to essential medicines, and treating diseases that significantly impact the health of the community, such as HIV/AIDS, cancer, malaria, and tuberculosis.

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Grundmann, O. (2011). Traditional medicines: bridging the gaps for a better future. Alternative Medicine Studies, 1(1), e13.


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