European Parliament recognizes the role of Integrative Medicine in newly adopted report on Non-Communicable Diseases 

On 13 December 2023, the European Parliament (EP) approved in the Plenary the Report on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). This comprehensive report, drafted by the parliament’s Public Health Subcommittee, emphasizes the importance of strong prevention strategies to address NCDs, underscoring that comprehensive actions are needed to address this health issue. As a key action, the report calls for […]

Highlighting Low Antibiotic Exposure in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Practicing Integrative Medicine: IVAA’s Spotlight Ahead of World AMR Awareness Week 2023 

Date: 16 November 2023 A recently published study on antibiotic usage in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of the Filderklinik, an integrative medicine hospital in Southern Germany, highlights the added value of Anthroposophic Medicine in addressing infectious diseases. As we approach the World AMR Awareness Week (WAAW), the study underscores the added value of integrative […]

High-quality evidence for the positive effect of homeopathy in the new state-of-the-art systematic review of meta-analyses

Brussels, 9 October 2023 A newly published report provides evidence that homeopathy has significant positive health effects, well beyond what can be explained by the placebo effect. This finding should encourage further research to evaluate the benefit of homeopathy for different diseases.  The report, in the scientific journal “Systematic Reviews” is the first systematic review of […]

Civil society welcomes Gujarat Declaration and G20 support for TCIH

The TCIH Coalition, representing over 300 civil society organisations, extends its appreciation for the Gujarat Declaration and G20 New Delhi Leaders’ Declaration for their shared commitment to advancing Traditional, Complementary, and Integrative Healthcare (TCIH). We particularly welcome the commitment to scale up efforts to make TCIH increasingly available to achieve health and well-being. These Declarations, […]

Breakfast Roundtable on Integrative Oncology in the European Parliament highlights benefits for cancer patients

IVAA, as a member of the EUROCAM network and an international federation representing anthroposophic integrative medical practitioners, strongly supports the recognition of Integrative Oncology as an evidence-informed field of patient-centred practices in cancer care alongside conventional cancer treatments. Following the breakfast roundtable on Integrative Oncology that IVAA organised in the European Parliament on behalf of […]

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 […]