NDI Global Health Policy

At NDI we believe that in order to effectively participate in global health, our professions must be involved at the highest levels of health policy to affect change.  To do this, we work with the World Health Organization (WHO) to aid in the advancement of naturopathic medicine, as well as the implementation of the WHO 2014-2023 Traditional Medicine Strategy, and through our current memorandum of understanding with the Pan American Health Organization, participating in activities such as the recent June 2016 Regional Meeting of the Americas on Traditional Medicine, where the entire NDI staff participated.  NDI was integral to the formation of the World Naturopathic Federation and continue to work closely with WNF as a member organization. In 2014, for the first time in history, thanks to the generosity of the World Federation of Chiropractic, naturopathic physicians attended a WHO World Health Assembly.  NDI will continue to lead the naturopathic profession in prioritizing global health in national and international agendas.  NDI board President, Tabatha Parker, co-chairs the AANP Global Health Committee, and represents on the Naturopathic Coordinating Council (NCC) with the main purpose to further global policy work, and represent the naturopathic community at global health forums whenever possible. For a current listing of Dr. Parker's speaking engagements click here

 

67th WHO World Health Assembly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 This photo pictures representatives from Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Unani Tib and Chinese Medicine professionals around the world, as well as the WHO Traditional Medicine team.  Final edits were given to the WHO in November of 2006 - the above document was published by the WHO in 2010, and reflect a significantly different document than that submitted.

This photo pictures representatives from Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Unani Tib and Chinese Medicine professionals around the world, as well as the WHO Traditional Medicine team.  Final edits were given to the WHO in November of 2006 - the above document was published by the WHO in 2010, and reflect a significantly different document than that submitted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 2006 WHO Consultation on Phytotherapy in Milan, Italy

pictured:  WHO Traditional Medicine Team - Dr. Xiaorui Zhang - Coordinator WHO Traditional Medicine; Charlie Xue B.Med, PhD; Samvel Azatyan

Naturopathic Working Group - Tabatha Parker, ND, NDI, USA; Seroya Crouch, ND, NDI, USAShawn O'Reilly, CAND, Canada, Iva Lloyd, CAND, Canada, Dennis OHara, ND, DC, PhD, Canada, ND, Susanne Nordling, Sweden, , Michael McIntyre MA, FNIMH, MBAcC, FRCHM;

Ayurveda Working Group - Prof. M.S Baghel MD; Dr V.K. Joshi MD (Ay) PhD, FNAIM; Dr. V.V. Prasad MD (Ay) PhD (Ay) Dip Yoga (BHU); Dr S.S Savrikar MD (Ayu)

Chinese Medicine Working Group: Zhang Bing PhD MD

Unani Working Group: M Mosaddegh; Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad Saifi

Other - Iracema de Almeida Benevides, Ministry of Health, Brazil; Dr Luciano Bresciani MD, Milan Ministry of Health;  Dr. Dorai Raja DSPN DSPN; Yukiko Maruyama; Emilio Minelli, Collaborating Center of Traditional Medicine; Zareena Thowfeek; Dr Jidong Wu MB, MSc (Med) MATCM, MBAcC

  April 2013 - 4th WHO Working Group Meeting on Traditional Medicine Strategy in Hong Kong, China

April 2013 - 4th WHO Working Group Meeting on Traditional Medicine Strategy in Hong Kong, China