Cabinet approves agreement between AYUSH, WHO for collaboration

| Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 18:34
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Collaboration with the WHO will help in improving international acceptability of AYUSH

New Delhi: The union cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval for an agreement to be signed between the AYUSH ministry and the World Health Organisation (WHO) for collaborative activities. The cabinet meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The long-term collaboration with the WHO will help in improving international acceptability and branding of AYUSH systems, facilitate awareness generation regarding AYUSH systems of medicine by means of education, skill development, workshops, publications and exchange programmes between AYUSH and WHO," an official statement said here.

It will help in capacity building and facilitate advocacy and dissemination of information on AYUSH systems amongst the member-states, it added.

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Recently in Global Ayurveda Festival, Modi said that his government was fully committed to the promotion of ayurveda and traditional systems of medicine.

 After the BJP formed the government at the Centre, the AYUSH department was upgraded to the status of a union ministry and the National AYUSH Mission launched to promote AYUSH medical systems through cost effective services, he said.

He also called upon young entrepreneurs to find a lot of opportunities in holistic healthcare.

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