The WHO stands for World Health Organization’s Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced via a video message on Ayurveda Day regarding the global health body to set up an international centre on experimenting traditional medicine in India.
“I am pleased to announce that we have agreed to open a WHO global centre on traditional medicine in India to strengthen the evidence, research, training and awareness of traditional and complementary medicine,” Ghebreyesus said.
The newly introduced centre would support WHO’s efforts to implement the WHO traditional medicine strategy 2014-2023.
It targets to support countries in developing policies, and its action plans to hold firmly the role of traditional medicine as part of the journey to universal health coverage and a healthier, fairer and safer world,” stated the WHO chief.
Ghebreyesus’s announcement arrived in an event where Indian Prime Minister Modi virtually via video conference inaugurated India’s first two Ayurveda institutions, which are situated in cities of Jaipur and Jamnagar.
Modi heartfully thanked the WHO for creating an idea of setting up a global center on traditional medicine in India.
In the year 2014, Indian government created a separate ministry of AYUSH to promote the indigenous medical management system in the country. Since 2016, India has observed Ayurveda Day every year.