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Title: World Integrated Medicine Forum 2017: A feedback survey analysis
Authors: Chaudhary, Anupriya
Kaur, Harleen
Sachdeva, Jyoti
Dutta, Mohua
Khurana, Anil
Haselen, Robbert van
Manchanda, Raj K.
Keywords: Conference feedback survey
Drug regulations
Homoeopathic medicinal products
Quality assurance
World Integrated Medicine Forum
Issue Date: 2018
Citation: Indian Journal of Research In Homoeopathy Vol.12 (4)
Abstract: Introduction: The first‑of‑its‑kind World Integrated Medicine Forum (WIMF) on the regulation of homoeopathic medicinal products (HMPs) which was attended by various stakeholders from 23 countries witnessed rigorous discussions to strengthen existing regulatory framework of homoeopathic medicines in the world, as well as to bring harmony within the Homoeopathy market for drug manufacture standards including pharmacopoeial convergence. Materials and Methods: A feedback questionnaire was shared with the participants through SurveyMonkey online platform to seek their opinion about the Forum, obtain their country‑specific views about regulations of HMPs, to evaluate the extent to which the Forum could meet its objectives and also to identify areas of improvements which may be taken note for organising a future WIMF. Results: Sixty‑one percent participants from 18 countries returned the survey. Analysis of the responses revealed a group consensus about the remarkable organisation of the Forum, its usefulness from a national perspective, etc. The questions could also fetch insight about country‑specific reforms that are required in the availability and regulations of HMPs. All the respondents who took the survey recommended a next Forum on the same lines, out of which 92% said they would recommend it to other colleagues. Conclusion: Homoeopathy is a widely recognised and accepted system worldwide. Based on its increasing demand, a harmonised regulatory system for homeopathic medicines must be developed to ensure good quality of HMPs, and this can be achieved through cooperative interactions among various stakeholders, both nationally and globally. A Forum such as this, at least once every 2 years, can provide the right push on this front.
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