The Philippine Institute of Traditional and Alternative Health Care (PITAHC) advocates for the development and use of traditional and alternative health-care in the country. PITAHC was created with the objective of improving the quality and delivery of health care services to Filipinos by integrating traditional and alternative health care into the national health care delivery system. Our goal is also to position T&CM (traditional and complementary medicine) as a legitimate field of medicine.
Documentation of our cultural heritage on Philippine traditional medicine
Research into the diverse healing culture of Philippine traditional medicine.
Research and development on safety and efficacy/benefit, and quality of natural products
Research in aid of policy-making that integrates role of T&CM into the universal health care.
Clinical research on safety and efficacy/benefit of T&CM modalities
Clinical research on safety, efficacy and benefits of T&CM modalities
Policy, systems and standards research
This includes research in aid of policy making and to improve health care delivery. Research will address the role of T&CM in an integrative approach to contribute to universal health care.
Research on the acceptance of T&CM products and modalities by the public and health care providers.
Research on the systematic collection of information on T&CM in the Philippines