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International Conference on Standardisation of Diagnosis and Terminologies in Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha Systems of Medicine (ICoSDiTAUS-2020) held in New Delhi

The two day International Conference on Standardisation of Diagnosis and Terminologies in Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha Systems of Medicine-ICoSDiTAUS-2020 was held in New Delhi on February 25-26, 2020.This is the biggest ever international conference on standardisation of Diagnosis and Terminologies of Traditional Medicine.It was organized by Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Sowa Rigpa and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) in association with World Health Organisation (WHO) at the Ministerial level. The objective of this conference was to underline the power of Traditional Medicine (TM) systems and their significance in addressing the public health challenges of the 21st century.Participants of the biggest ever international event dedicated to standardisation of Diagnosis and Terminologies- ICoSDiTAUS-2020
16 Countries
– Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Serbia, Curacao, Cuba, Myanmar, Equatorial Guinea, Qatar, Ghana, Bhutan, Uzbekistan, India, Switzerland, Iran, Jamaica and Japan.

Key Points:

-The inaugural address was given by Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, World Health Organization South-East Asia Region (WHO SEARO).

-The conference adopted the “New Delhi Declaration on Collection and Classification of Traditional Medicine (TM) Diagnostic Data”.

-The conference succeeded in taking forward the objective of expanding the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) into the domain of Traditional Medicine systems.

ICD: U the aegis of the WHO, it is the global standard for diagnostic health information. ICD defines the universe of diseases, disorders, injuries and other health related conditions, listed in a comprehensive, hierarchical system.

About Ministry of AYUSH
Established– 2014
Minister of State (MoS-Independent charge)– Shri Shripad Yesso Naik

About WHO
Establishment– 1948
Director-General-Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus