India and WHO tie up for promotion of yoga, ayurveda
Posted on: 20 Jul 2016 09:25:28
20 July 2016 Current Affairs: The Ministry of AYUSH has signed an agreement with World Health Organisation for promotion of traditional Indian systems of medicine, including Yoga and Ayurveda, globally.
India has assigned activities to WHO for developing technical documents under four categories. The four categories include benchmarks for training in Yoga, Ayurveda, Unani medicine and Panchkarma.
The agreement seeks to achieve cooperation in promoting "quality, safety and effectiveness of service provision in traditional and complementary medicine."
It also aims to support WHO in the development and implementation of 'WHO Traditional and Complementary Medicine Strategy: 2014-2023' and will contribute to the global promotion of traditional Indian systems of medicine.
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