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Table 1 The status of T&CM development in PSC

From: The internationalization of TCM towards Portuguese-speaking countries

  Brazil Portugal Mozambique Equatorial Guinea Guinea-Bissau Angola Cape Verde Sao Tome and Principe Timor- Leste
National policy National Policy for Integrative and Complementary Practices (PNPIC) / Traditional Medicine Policy and Strategy to be Implemented / National Policy and Regulation of Guinea-Bissau Traditional Medicine National Policy of Traditional Medicine Complementary to the Health System / / National Drugs and Medicines Policy
National office National Coordination Office on Integrative and Complementary Practices National Council of NCT Traditional Medicine and Medicinal Plants Studies Department Traditional Medicine Department Directorate of Community Health Care Services and Promotion of Traditional Medicine National Office of TM/CAM / / /
Law or regulation Ordinance GM/MS No.971 Act 71/2013 / / / / Deliberacao No 06/2016 / /
Regulatory authority National Health Surveillance Agency (ANIVISA) National Authority of Medicines and Health Products (INFARMED) Ministry of Health (MISAU) / / / Ministry of Health / National Drug Administration
License or certificate A T&CM license or certificate is required for practice, with self-regulation by delegated special technical associations T&CM professionals are required to hold a license issued by Central Administration of the Health System (ACSS) City and community governments issue the license required for T&CM practice A T&CM license or certificate is required for practice, issued by the national Government Regulation of T&CM providers is enforced at national, province, city and community levels / / / /
Education University level
T&CM training programs
University level University level
T&CM training programs
T&CM training programs / / / / /
Types of T&CM practices Commonly used T&CM practices Commonly used T&CM practices Commonly used T&CM practices Commonly used T&CM practices Commonly used T&CM practices Commonly used T&CM practices Commonly used T&CM practices Commonly used T&CM practices /
  1. Commonly used T&CM practices: indigenous TM practices, acupuncture, homeopathy, ayurvedic medicine, chiropractic, herbal medicines, naturopathy, osteopathy, traditional Chinese medicine, and Unani medicine