Union Cabinet approved collaboration in Traditional Medicine between Ministry of AYUSH and WHO

Feb 18, 2016 18:10 IST

The Union Cabinet on 17 February 2016 approved signing of a collaborative agreement between the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) and the World Health Organisation (WHO).

The agreement will help the Ministry in leveraging the WHO’s potential in improving acceptability and branding of Ayush systems across the world.

Features of the collaboration

• It will facilitate awareness generation regarding AYUSH systems of Medicine by means of education, skill development, workshops and publications.

• It involves exchange programs between AYUSH and WHO for capacity building; facilitate advocacy and dissemination of information on AYUSH systems amongst the member States.

• It will facilitate collaboration with third Parties for creating synergies in implementation of WHO Traditional Medicine Strategy 2014-2023 particularly in the context of AYUSH systems.

• The expenditure for carrying out collaborative activities will be met from the allocated budget under the existing plan schemes of Ministry of AYUSH.

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