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India: Medicine Agreement Indian Medicine Branch Reaches Landmark Agreement with WHO

| Editor: Dominik Stephan

The Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India and the World Health Organization (WHO) have signed a historic Project Collaboration Agreement (PCA) for cooperation on promoting the quality, safety and effectiveness of service provision in traditional and complementary medicine.

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India and WHO sign landmark agreement for global promotion of traditional systems of medicine
India and WHO sign landmark agreement for global promotion of traditional systems of medicine
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New Delhi/India – The PCA was signed by Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH, Ajit M Sharan and Assistant Director General, Health Systems and Innovations, WHO, Dr Marie Kieny, in Geneva on May 13, 2016. Minister of State (Independent Charge) of AYUSH, Shripad Yesso Naik and the Director-General, World Health Organization, Dr. Margaret Chan witnessed the signing of this landmark agreement at the WHO headquarters.

The PCA is titled as ‘Co-operation on promoting the quality, safety and effectiveness of service provision in traditional and complementary medicine between WHO and AYUSH, India, 2016-2020’. It aims to support WHO in the development and implementation of the ‘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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