India to collaborate with Nepal, Cuba, Malaysia, Venezuela, and Qatar on traditional medicine

With a focus on bringing in quality education and access to best practices in traditional medicine, India has entered into bilateral collaboration with Nepal, Cuba, Malaysia, Venezuela, and Qatar. The aim is to promote research and development partnerships for the global good, said Union Minister of Ayush Sarbananda Sonowal.

“These bilateral meetings have provided an opportunity for renewing ties, and exploring various initiatives for research, practices, education, and training in the field of Ayurveda and other Traditional Medicine system,’’ said Union Minister of Ayush Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday, last week.

The move is expected to expand the scope and work of Indian systems of traditional medicine. According to a global survey conducted by the WHO, the reach of traditional medicines across the globe is on the rise, with 97 of the 157 member states having national policies regarding traditional medicine. 

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus hailed the role of traditional medicine in ensuring health and wellness to a vast section of the global populace during the WHO Traditional Medicine Global Summit held in Gujarat. 

"Traditional medicine has made enormous contributions to human health and has enormous potential. We urge all countries to commit to examining how best to integrate traditional and complementary medicine into their national health systems,” he said.

The aim is to bring evidence and scientific validation around traditional medicine so that people around the world can use it safely and effectively. When scientifically validated, traditional medicine has the potential to bridge access gaps for millions around the world. 

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