Government collaborating with WHO for promoting traditional medicine
New Delhi: Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga, and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH) has signed several agreements with the World Health Organization (WHO) for cooperation in promoting traditional Medicine.
The Ministry has signed Project Collaboration Agreement (PCA) with WHO for long-term collaboration in the area of Traditional Medicine.
The project titled 'cooperation on promoting the quality, safety, and effectiveness of serving provision in traditional and complementary Medicine between WHO and Ministry of AYUSH, India, 2016-2020' aims to promote the quality and safety of traditional system and medicine (T & CM) and consumer protection.
In this project, areas of collaboration include the development of the WHO publications; benchmarks for training in Yoga, Ayurveda, Unani, Panchakarma, basic (essential) terms for T&CM practitioners and support the establishment of a network of international regulatory cooperation.
The Ministry has signed another Project Collaboration Agreement for developing WHO terminology in Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha on December 27 last year.
In respect to the agreement signed with WHO for developing WHO terminology in Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha, the Ministry has developed a comprehensive document on Ayurvedic Terminologies with National Ayurveda Morbidity Codes through a consultative process of experts, official sources said here.