Sunday, May 15, 2016

India, WHO sign pact for global promotion of traditional medicine including Ayurvedic Medicine

The ministry of AYUSH and the World Health Organisation (WHO) signed Project Collaboration Agreement for promoting quality, safety and effectiveness of service provision in traditional medicine including Ayurvedic Medicine.

The agreement is aimed at delivering for the first time WHO benchmark document for training in Yoga, and WHO benchmarks for practice in Ayurveda, Unani and Panchakarma. The agreement was signed by secretary, ministry of AYUSH and assistant director general, health systems and innovations, WHO in Geneva at WHO headquarters on Friday.

The agreement is titled as ‘Co-operation on promoting the quality, safety and effectiveness of service provision in traditional and complementary medicine between WHO and AYUSH, India, 2016-2020’. It aims to support WHO in its global programme called ‘The WHO Traditional Medicine Strategy 2014–2023’, which was developed and launched in response to the World Health Assembly resolution on traditional medicine. The strategy aims to support WHO’s member states in developing proactive policies and action plans.

The documents produced through the collaboration will contribute in establishing regulatory frameworks for traditional medicine products. They will also help in their integration in India’s healthcare system.


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