Anthroposophic medicine and antimicrobial resistance (AMR)

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meanwhile have a look at the presentation prepared for the CAM Interest Group, European Parliament, Bruxelles 1April 2014 

In November 2015, on occasion of the "Antibiotics Awareness Day", the IVAA together with EUROCAM published the position paper

 The role of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in reducing the problem of antimicrobial resistance

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As the international umbrella organization the IVAA (International Federation of Anthroposophic Medical Associations) represents and coordinates the national Anthroposophic Doctors´ Associations on European and international level in regard to political and legal concerns.

In 2016 the IVAA has 32 member organizations: in 16 EU member states (Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Netherlands, Italy, Latvia, Austria, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden) as well as Norway and Switzerland, and in a further 16 countries worldwide (Argentinia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, India, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Georgia, Peru, Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Ukraine, USA). 

Anthroposophic doctors practise also in 5 further EU member states (Bulgaria, Eire, Hungary, Lithuania and Portugal) and in more than 30 further countries worldwide.

The areas of work of the IVAA include:

  • Safeguarding the legal status of anthroposophic medicine, anthroposophic medical products (AMP) and anthroposophic therapies in order to:

    • guarantee the availability of medicinal products on the market, necessary for an anthroposophic treatment

    • guarantee the accessibility of other anthroposophic treatments as art therapy, eurythmy therapy etc.

  • Safeguarding pluralism in medicine with regard to:

    • rights of patients to use the treatment of their choice

    • rights of doctors to offer the best available treatment for their patients

Educational and post-graduate training issues as well as the co-ordination of research projects are not primary issues for the IVAA. However the IVAA may get involved, if medico-legal affairs or political discussion are affected by these activities.

In working for pluralism in medicine the IVAA is in close co-operation with other organisations who are engaged in this issue.



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