EFCAM is a federation of European CAM associations

While the EU has just managed to include a historical first brief reference to CAM research in its Seventh Framework R & D program, the Australian Government has responded to the widespread use of CAM approaches to healthcare by its citizens and established a specific budget for CAM research.

Australian CAM Research Funding

While $ 5 million is a small start it nonetheless follows the example of the USA which in 1995 invested just $ 5 million but  in 2006 its National Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine invested $122 million  in researching CAM and integrated approaches to health care.


The EU has a lot of catching up to with these progressive governments AND in order to reflect the widespread use of CAM by EU citizens.