Prime Minister welcomes initiative to set up WHO center for traditional medicine in Gujarat

A day after the Indian government signed an agreement with the World Health Organization for the establishment of the WHO Global Center for Traditional Medicine in Jamnagar, Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the move saying that ‘it will help make the planet healthier and build on the country’s traditional wealth. practices for the global good.

“India is honored to host a state-of-the-art WHO World Center for Traditional Medicine. This center will help make the planet healthier and harness our rich traditional practices for global good,” tweeted the Prime Minister on Saturday.

The Ministry of Ayush on Friday signed the “Host Country Agreement” with the WHO for the establishment of the WHO Global Center for Traditional Medicine in India in Jamnagar, Gujarat, with its interim office at the Institute. training and research in Ayurveda in Gujarat.

The Prime Minister said that this center will improve well-being in society.

“Traditional medicines and wellness practices from India are very popular in the world. This WHO center will go a long way in improving wellness in our society,” Prime Minister Modi said.

The main objective of the WHO World Center for Traditional Medicine, Ayush’s ministry said, is to harness the potential of traditional medicine worldwide through modern science and technology and to improve the overall health of communities around the world.

This global center of traditional medicine knowledge, supported by a $250 million investment from the Indian government, aims to harness the potential of traditional medicine around the world through modern science and technology to improve people’s health. and the planet, the WHO said in a statement.

According to data shared by the WHO, it is estimated that around 80% of the world’s population uses traditional medicine. “To date, 170 of WHO’s 194 Member States have reported the use of traditional medicine, and their governments have requested WHO’s support in creating a body of reliable evidence and data on practices and practices. traditional medicine products,” he said.

The term traditional medicine describes the sum total of knowledge, skills and practices that indigenous and different cultures have used over time to maintain health and to prevent, diagnose and treat physical and mental illness. Its scope encompasses ancient practices such as acupuncture, Ayurvedic medicine and herbal blends as well as modern medicines.

The on-site launch of the new WHO Global Center for Traditional Medicine in Jamnagar, Gujarat, India will take place on 21 April 2022.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been edited by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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