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

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