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India and WHO signed a landmark agreement for Global Promotion of Traditional Systems of Medicine

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India and WHO signed Project Collaboration Agreement for Cooperation on promoting the quality, safety and effectiveness of service provision in traditional and complementary medicineIndia-WHO-agreement

Delegates:

Signed by

Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH – Ajit M Sharan

Assistant Director General, Health Systems and Innovations WHO – Dr. Marie Kieny

Witnessed authorities:

Minister of State (Independent Charge) of AYUSH Mr. Shripad Yesso Naik

Director-General, World Health Organization, Dr. Margaret Chan

Venue: Geneva

Date: 13.05.2016

Focus: Co-operation on promoting the quality, safety and effectiveness of service provision in traditional and complementary medicine between WHO and AYUSH, India for the year 2016-2020

Aims:

  • Support WHO in the development and implementation of the WHO Traditional and Complementary Medicine Strategy: 2014-2023
  • Contribute to the global promotion of traditional Indian Systems of Medicine

Features of Project Collaboration Agreement for the period 2016-2020:

  • Training in Yoga
  • Practice in Ayurveda, Unani and Panchakarma
  • Contribute significantly in ensuring the quality, safety and effectiveness of traditional medicine

Speeches by Ministry of AYUSH:

  • Long history and rich heritage of traditional medicine in India
  • Priority attached by the Government of India for the promotion of traditional medicine both in India and abroad
  • Highlighted the initiatives taken to integrate AYUSH in India’s National health programmes and for achieving Universal Health Coverage
  • Practiced with a view to provide integrated and holistic healthcare services