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India and WHO tie up for promotion of Yoga, Ayurveda – Times of India

NEW DELHI: 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.

In a written reply to Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik said as per the agreement, 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.

Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH, Ajit M Sharan and Assistant Director General, Health Systems and Innovations, WHO, Marie Kieny, had signed the ‘Project Collaboration Agreement’ in Geneva on May 13, 2016.

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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