The WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine will be established in Gujarat after the government informs Lok Sabha that a host country agreement would be signed Friday between the Ministry of Ayush & the WHO in Geneva.
Government of India and WHO signed a host country agreement on March 9 to establish the WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine (WHO GCTM) in Jamnagar.
According to an official statement, the agreement will position AYUSH systems across the globe and provide direction on global health matters pertaining to traditional medicine.
It will ensure quality, safety, efficacy, accessibility, and rational use of traditional medicine besides developing norms, standards, and guidelines in relevant technical areas, tools, and methodologies, for collecting data, undertaking analytics, and assessing impact.
“This is fantastic news for practitioners, stakeholders, of the ministry and industry of Ayush. This is a traditional medical practice that has gained the hearts of people all over the world,” said Ayush Minister Sarbananda Sonowal in a statement.
In a formal signing ceremony to be held in Geneva, the Ayush secretary and WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghbereyesus will sign the agreement.