World Organization of Natural Medicine

History & Leadership

 
Ecuador 2005

Ecuador 2005

 

It all started when…

WONM was first established on October 11, 2003, by Public Diplomats of the International Parliament for Safety and Peace (IPSP), to satisfy the needs of an international Natural Medicine Humanitarian Health organization.

To fulfill its mission a registry was established to register practitioners and doctors with established educational standards and organizations that concurred with its mandate for humanitarian services geared towards underserved groups.

At its third general assembly meeting held in Ecuador, October 2005 it was decided by most of its executive members to re-establish the organization as the World Organization of Natural Medicine (WONM), under the auspices of Hon. Dr. Sheila McKenzie, to reflect its broader mission for humanitarian outreach to underserved groups.

WONM is not a credentialing organization but members, are required to provide evidence of educational status as a doctor or practitioners level except for supporting members. Upon satisfying the requirement for membership within the organization, designations confirming the level of membership is conferred. This level of education is necessary to enable effective delivery of its  humanitarian programs namely; self-care education, community development to underserved individuals and disaster relief as needed.

WONM’s objectives, as set out in its constitution, are the restoration and effective delivery of natural and traditional healthcare and attainment of the highest level of wholeness, geared towards underserved people.

”Wholeness,” as defined by WONM’s constitution is more than the absence of disease; it is an approach to health that aims to reduce risk of serious illness by, being proactive not just reactive, providing prevention, not just treatment, and encompassing a total approach as opposed to segmented parts, i.e., viewing the individual as body, mind, and spirit and finding a balance. It is a framework for achieving potential well-being and a lifelong process. Nations experiencing wholeness in body, mind, and spirit are less likely to engage in war and unresolved conflicts with other nations.

WONM is not necessarily "disaster relief," but rather "poverty relief," meaning its objective is to develop community centers, that engage in traditional natural medicine health care, education for local populous and community development where the need is more urgent.

 
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Objectives

To meet its main objective, it is engaged in the following activities:

  1. To collaborate and form partnership with other organizations with similar goals

  2. To maintain a registry of doctors and practitioners for humanitarian service and who are available to be dispatched to community, or emergency health care to underserved areas as needed

  3. To teach communities to document, for future generations, the skills handed down from their ancestors.

  4. To maintain a registry of doctors and practitioners that are traditional and natural medicine healthcare oriented, to work as a unified group, to restore and promote the use of traditional natural medicine healthcare worldwide, and to alleviate human suffering.

 
 

Our Philosophy

WONM philosophy is based on fundamental human rights, calling for recognition from both individuals and governments to recognize the right of natural and traditional medicines as a viable choice for the poor. It seeks to fulfill its mandate for humanitarian medicine by establishing “Clinics for Humanity” to deliver free humanitarian outreach programs geared towards the poor

 
 

Endorsements

WONM is accredited and affiliated with the following organizations for humanitarian endeavours.


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The Saint Peter & Saint Paul Lutheran Institute

The Saint Peter & Saint Paul Lutheran Institute offers education for its seminary with the main goal for a better future for all mankind. You may participate in a humanitarian or pastoral research in collaboration with  WONM University of Humanitarian Medicine.


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THE ORDER OF THE ORTHODOX KNIGHTS OF JOHN (OOSJ

THE ORDER OF THE ORTHODOX KNIGHTS OF JOHN (OOSJ

The Order of The Orthodox Knights of John (OOSJ)

The mission of the Knights of the Orthodox Order of Saint John Russian Grand Priory (OOSJ) is to preserve for future generations the ancient traditions of both the Russian and ancient Hospitallers by addressing the needs of victims wheresoever dispersed.

 

Constitution

 
 

WONM Consitution


Wellness is a more than the absence of disease... it is an approach to health that aims to reduce risk of serious illness. Being proactive not just reactive, prevention not just treatment, a total approach as oppose to segmented parts. Looking at the individual (mind, body spirit) and finding a balance. It is a framework for achieving potential well-being and a lifelong process. Nations experiencing wellness in mind body and spirit are less likely to engage in war and more likely to try and find peaceful solutions to unresolved conflicts with other nations. 

 

Declaration of Alma-Ata

Declaration of Alma-Ata International Conference on Primary Health Care, Alma-Ata, USSR, 6-12September 1978

The International Conference on Primary Health Care, meeting in Alma-Ata this twelfth day of September in the year Nineteen hundred and seventy-eight, expressing the need for urgent action by all governments, all health and development workers, and the world community to protect and promote the health of all the people of the world, hereby makes the following…

 
 
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Registry

Doctor of Humanitarian Services (DHS) Level II

This level is reserved for qualified physicians and surgeons who perform serviceable and charitable acts of emergency and relief assistance to disaster zones. They must provide evidence of medical training and licenses, and in addition be familiar with some aspects of traditional natural medicine health care.

Allopathic trained doctors must obtain at least 100 clock hours of training in at least one of the following areas of traditional medicine.

  •  Botanical Medicine

  •  WONM-Clinics for Humanity acupuncture protocol

  •  Rural Medicine

  •  Traditional Eclectic Medicine

Doctor of Humanitarian Services (DHS) Level I

This level is reserved for doctors who do not engage in any surgical or drug prescribing procedures. This group includes but is not limited to: naturally oriented medical doctors (MDs), chiropractors (DCs), non-medical Osteopaths (DO-MP), Dentists (DDS), Homeopathic Practitioners (HDs), Naturopaths (ND/NMDs) and  other traditional Natural Medicine Doctors.

Doctors at this level provide traditional and natural medicine healthcare geared towards the poor under the auspices of WONM-Clinics for Humanity ™ 

Doctors/Practitioners with background only in traditional medicine are required to obtain additional training in at least one of the following area of medicine.

  •  Wilderness medicine

  •   Disease of poverty

  •   Disaster management

  •   Community restoration

  •   Child birth management

 

Practitioner of Humanitarian Services (PHS)

This group includes but is not limited to: Registered nurse, Registered Nurse Practitioner, Registered Dental hygienist. Massage therapist and all other Para medical practitioners.

Practitioners with background only in traditional medicine are required to obtain additional training in at least one of the following area of medicine.

  •  Wilderness medicine

  •   Disease of poverty

  •   Disaster management

  •   Community restoration

  •   Child birth management

Pastoral Health Councilor (PHC).

Pastoral Counseling has evolved through the years from religious and spiritual counseling to pastoral health counseling which integrates theology and the behavioral sciences. Pastoral Counseling has now become a major provider of community outreach services such as  bereavement counseling, marriage counseling, addictions counseling and provide these services in, institutional, private settings and humanitarian outreach.

WONM endorsed Professional Pastoral health Councilors as supportive care practitioners to other practitioners and community outreach workers in local and international community. Certification as Pastoral Health Counselor is affirmed in collaboration with the Board of Integrative Medicine-North America.

 

Benefits of Membership

You will fulfill your moral obligations by helping with the restoration and effective delivery of natural and traditional health care and attainment of the highest level of wellness especially for underserved people. A very noble achievement for the willing participant.

Please Note: The World Organization of Natural Medicine is a religiously and politically neutral organization. Membership, collaboration and affiliation is not an endorsement of any religious or political group or religious or political status.