Published on: March 10, 2022

WHO GLOBAL CENTRE FOR TRADITIONAL MEDICINE

WHO GLOBAL CENTRE FOR TRADITIONAL MEDICINE

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Cabinet approves establishment of WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine in India

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BENEFITS

  • Position AYUSH systems across the globe
  • Provide leadership on global health matters pertaining to traditional medicine.
  • Ensure quality, safety and efficacy, accessibility and rational use of traditional medicine.
  • Develop norms, standards, and guidelines in relevant technical areas, tools and methodologies, for collecting data undertaking analytics, and assess impact
  • Envisage WHO TM Informatics center creating a collaborative of existing TM Data banks, virtual libraries, and academic and research institutes
  • Develop specific capacity building and training programmes in the areas of relevance to the objectives and conduct training programmes in campus, residential, or web-based, and through partnerships with the WHO Academy and other strategic partners.

ABOUT

  • The WHO GCTM will be established in Jamnagar under the Ministry of AYUSH.
  • Prime Minister praised this initiative of WHO and mentioned that WHO GCTM would emerge as a center of global wellness, bolster evidence –based research, training and awareness for Traditional Medicine.
  • A Joint Task Force (JTF) is constituted for coordination, execution and monitoring of activities for the establishment of this Centre. JTF comprises representatives from the Government of India, Permanent Mission of India, Geneva and the World Health Organization.