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India, WHO Sign Agreement to Promote Traditional and Complementary Medicine

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on May 17, 2016 at 6:59 AM
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 India, WHO Sign Agreement to Promote Traditional and Complementary Medicine

India has a unique distinction of having six recognized systems of medicine - Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Yoga, Naturopathy and Homoeopathy.

India and the World Health Organization (WHO) have signed an agreement for cooperation on promoting quality, safety and effectiveness of service provision in traditional and complementary medicine, an official statement said.

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The agreement was signed between the WHO and the Ayush ministry in Geneva on Friday, said an Ayush ministry statement.

The agreement aims to support WHO in the development and implementation of the 'WHO Traditional and Complementary Medicine Strategy: 2014-2023' and will contribute to the global promotion of traditional Indian systems of medicine.

The agreement for the period 2016-2020 will deliver for the first time WHO benchmark document for training in yoga, and practice in ayurveda, unani and panchakarma.

Source: IANS
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