4th Global Summit on HIV/AIDS, Traditional Medicine and Indigenous Knowledge


The objectives of the summit are to review the level of progress national governments have made in empowering traditional medicine practitioners to provide safe, effective and quality products and practices as an integral part of their primary healthcare systems; recommend to national governments universally accepted strategies to make institutionalization of traditional medicine as part of their primary healthcare delivery systems a reality; identify documented and undocumented traditional/alternative medicines and healing practices, which are efficacious, safe and affordable, for prevention and treatment; and develop and recommend to national governments drafts of international, regional and municipal intellectual property, copyright and patent laws on traditional medicine and indigenous knowledge forms suitable to the specific needs of individual nations to ensure protection for the rights of underserved people to biodiversity, discoveries in medicinal therapies and scientific innovations towards economic and social advancement. The summit will be August 2-5, 2010 in Ghana.

Adapted from conference website.

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