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India and Mauritius signed MoU to cooperate in Traditional Medicine and Homoeopathy

It envisages exchange of experts, supply of traditional medicinal substances, joint research and development and recognition of the traditional systems of health and medicine in both countries.

Apr 19, 2016 16:09 IST
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India on 19 April 206 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mauritius on cooperation in the field of traditional system of medicine and Homoeopathy.

The MoU was signed during the Union Minster of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge) and Health and Family Welfare, Shripad Yesso Naik’s visit to Mauritius.

Salient Features of the MoU

• The MoU envisages exchange of experts, supply of traditional medicinal substances, joint research and development and recognition of the traditional systems of health and medicine in both countries.

• It also aims at promotion and popularization of the various Indian traditional systems which fall under AYUSH.

• The MoU with Mauritius is part of the Ministry AYUSH’s mandate to propagate Indian systems of medicine globally. It has entered into similar MoUs with China, Malaysia, Trinidad and Tobago, Hungary, Bangladesh and Nepal.

Background

India and Mauritius share several cultural, historical, linguistic and literary similarities, traditional medicine including medicinal plants are promising areas which need to be further explored and can prove to be mutually beneficial to the people of the two countries.

The government of Mauritius also has a long history of traditional medicine in common with India and both countries share a common culture with respect to the ayurvedic system of medicine.

Moreover, there are a large number of medicinal plants, particularly those found in the tropical region and are common to the two countries given similar geo-climatic factors.

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