Government support, funds needed for innovation in traditional medicine: Tedros

The Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, said on Wednesday that long-term strategic investments as well as government support are essential to foster innovation in the field of traditional medicine. .

He was speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the three-day Ayush Global Investment and Innovation Summit at Mahatma Mandir, here in Gujarat.

“Long-term strategic investments as well as government commitment are needed to sustain the innovation ecosystem for medicine in general and traditional medicine in particular,” said the WHO DG.

He called on “innovators, industry and government to develop traditional medicine in a sustainable, environmentally friendly and equitable way”.

“When we introduce traditional medicines to the markets, we must ensure that the communities who nurtured them and transmitted this knowledge also benefit from their development,” Ghebreyesus said in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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