PM Welcomes WHO Global Centre For Traditional Medicine As Ayush Ministry Signs Host Country Agreement With WHO

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has conveyed India’s happiness to be the home of WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine.

A day after the Government of India signed an agreement with World Health Organization for establishing the WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine in Jamnagar, Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed the move saying it will contribute towards making a healthier planet and leveraging the country’s rich traditional practices for global good.

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has conveyed India’s happiness to be the home of WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine. He expressed the hope that the center will contribute towards making a healthier planet and leveraging our rich traditional practices for global good.

“India is honoured to be home to a state-of-the-art WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine. This Centre will contribute towards making a healthier planet and leveraging our rich traditional practices for global good,” the Prime Minister tweeted on Saturday. On Friday the Ministry of Ayush signed the ‘Host Country Agreement’ with WHO for establishing WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine in India at Jamnagar, Gujarat, with its provisional office at the Institute of Training and Research in Ayurveda in Gujarat.

The Prime Minister said that this centre will enhance wellness in society. “Traditional medicines and wellness practices from India are very popular globally. This WHO Centre will go a long way in enhancing wellness in our society,” PM Modi said.

According to the Ministry of Ayush, the primary goal of the WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine is to harness the potential of traditional medicine from around the world using modern science and technology in order to improve the overall health of communities worldwide. The WHO said in a statement that this global knowledge centre for traditional medicine, supported by a USD 250 million investment from the Government of India, aims to harness the potential of traditional medicine from around the world through modern science and technology to improve the health of people and the planet.

As per data shared by WHO, around 80 per cent of the world’s population is estimated to use traditional medicine. “To date, 170 of the 194 WHO Member States have reported the use of traditional medicine, and their governments have asked for WHO’s support in creating a body of reliable evidence and data on traditional medicine practices and products,” it said.

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