Anthroposophic Health Professionals Host International Symposium Following Launch of New WHO Benchmarks for Training in Anthroposophic Medicine  

12 April, 2023  The International Federation of Anthroposophic Medical Associations (IVAA), together with the Medical Section at the Goetheanum and the Umbrella Organization for Anthroposophic Medicine in Germany (DAMiD), held an international Symposium on 12 April 2023, to mark the launch of the benchmarks for training in Anthroposophic Medicine published by the World Health Organization […]

World Health Organization publishes Training Standards for Anthroposophic Medicine

Brussels and Geneva, 29 March 2023.  Responding to the increasing popularity of Anthroposophic Medicine worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) has published benchmarks for training in Anthroposophic Medicine. Setting WHO qualification standards for Anthroposophic Medicine practitioners reflects its relevance as a global medical practice and provides patients with a predictable level of care.  Quality Anthroposophic Medicine […]

WHO to Draw Up New Strategy on Traditional, Complementary and Integrative Healthcare

WHO Executive Board adopts draft decision to develop new strategy beyond 2025 9 February 2023 The Executive Board of the WHO met for their 152nd session in Geneva until 7 February and adopted a draft decision for WHO’s current Traditional Medicine Strategy to be extended until 2025 and for WHO to develop a new strategy in the meantime[1]. The draft decision […]

IVAA highlights the potentials of Integrative Oncology on World Cancer Day 2023

Every year, the 4 of February marks World Cancer Day, drawing attention to cancer as a global health issue. This Saturday, healthcare practitioners, patients, and policy makers are uniting to “Close the care gap”[1], promoting actions to improve access to cancer care in all countries. Following the learnings of the COVID-19, this year’s World Cancer […]

The Extra Touch of Anthroposophic Nursing  

The International Council of Anthroposophic Nursing Associations is happy to highlight an initiative of its Dutch member, the Dutch Professional Association of Nurses V&VN.  Their recently published paper, Expertisegebied verpleegkundige antroposofische zorg / The area of expertise of anthroposophic nursinging care clearly describes the added value of anthroposophic nursing as a comprehensive offer to patients […]

Leading international healthcare organisations launch the Peoples’ Declaration for Traditional, Complementary and Integrative Health

A person-centred, integrative and holistic approach to healthcare would provide important public health benefits and should be considered crucial to protect and promote the universal right to the highest attainable standard of health. Until today in too many countries access to integrative healthcare is limited. In response, a group of healthcare organisations, practitioners, patients, and […]

The Value of Anthroposophic Arts Therapies

A series of short movies reveals how patients, therapists, and doctors value arts therapies Author: Team ICAAT – Coordinator Public Relations Silke Speckenmeyer To mark the 100th anniversary of Anthroposophical Medicine, the International Coordination of Anthroposophic Arts Therapies (ICAAT) (1) produced a mini-documentary series with four distinct episodes focused on the therapeutic areas of painting, music, modelling and speech. […]

European Parliament encourages use of complementary medicine in oncology as part of Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan 

In its report on Beating Cancer, Members of the European Parliament stress the ‘’importance of developing a holistic, integrative and patient-centred approach’’   On 16th of February, the European Parliament (EP) approved the report “Strengthening Europe in the fight against cancer – towards a comprehensive and coordinated strategy“, drafted by the EP Special Committee on […]

Vaccination: Deciding in solidarity

Statement by the German Federation of Аnthroposophic Мedicine (DAMiD) on COVID-19 vaccination The situation in Germany is once again tense. The number of infections is high, vaccination rates are below expectation, in many places nurses and doctors are at their limit and many intensive care units are overburdened. To overcome this crisis together, respect and […]