World AMR Awareness Week (WAAW) 18-24 November 2023
Antimicrobial Resistance is still one of the most serious health problems.
Traditional, complementary and integrative healthcare therapies like Homeopathy can help to combat this global threat.
TCIH practices prioritise holistic health and prevention, underscoring the principles of the One Health approach to harmonise and optimise the well-being of individuals, animals, and the environment.
TCIH offers non-antibiotic treatment options, with the potential to decrease the over and misuse of antibiotics and it is a valuable adjunct therapy alongside conventional treatments, to reduce relapse rates and improve patient well-being. Additionally, as patient awareness and use of TCIH therapies continues to grow, it is crucial to promote informed decision-making.
The TCIH Coalition is comprising over 300 organisations in the field of Traditional, Complementary, and Integrative Healthcare (TCIH) globally, ICH being a very active stakeholder. A position paper has just been published titled “The Contribution of Traditional, Complementary, and Integrative Healthcare (TCIH) to Addressing Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR).”
The International Council for Homeopathy (ICH) is the international body representing the Homeopathy profession through national member associations. ICH supports and promotes patients' access to homeopathy globally.
The ICH was founded in 2007 and represents homeopathy associations from 25 countries.
ICH is a registered foundation under Dutch law at the Kamer van Koophandel (Chamber of Commerce), registration number 72095504.
To represent and support national member associations of Homeopaths.
To further the growth and development of the Homeopathy Profession worldwide
ICH is a global body advocating for:
An individual's freedom of choice to access their preferred healthcare approach, including Homeopathy.
International availability of homeopathic remedies within nations and across borders between nations.
High standards in homeopathic practice, education and training.
The freedom to practice as a homeopath.
Sustainability of national healthcare systems by promoting Traditional and Complementary Medicine healthcare options to work in cooperation with conventional healthcare systems.*
*See WHO Global Report on Traditional and Complementary Medicine 2019. https://www.who.int/traditional-complementary-integrative-medicine/GlobalReportBriefingbyWHOServiceDeliveryandSafetyDepartmentDirector.pdf?ua=1)