PM To Inaugurate WHO-Global Centre For Traditional Medicine

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  • WHO Director-General of Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus was welcomed by D Senthil Pandiyan, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Ayush, in Delhi.
  • He will be joining PM Modi and PM of Mauritius.
  • GCTM will be the first and only global outpost centre for traditional medicine across the world.

Jamnagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate WHO Global Centre for traditional medicine at Jamnagar today, which is part of his three-day visit to Gujarat that began on Monday. This comes following the Ministry of Ayush and the Government of Gujarat on Monday organizing a curtain-raiser press conference to discuss two pertinent developments in the field of traditional medicine in India- the groundbreaking event of the WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine (GCTM) and the convening of the Global Ayush Investment and Innovation Summit (GAIIS).

The two events held in Gujarat will be graced by the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of Mauritius Pravind Jugnauth and the Director-General of WHO, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, said the Ministry of Ayush in an official statement. Additionally, the Global Ayush Investment and Innovation Summit will be held from April 20th to April 22nd in Gandhinagar. The Summit aims to increase investments and showcase innovations in the field of traditional medicine. It is a unique attempt to foster long-lasting partnerships, boost exports and nurture a sustainable ecosystem.

Sarbananda Sonawal, Union Minister for Ayush said, “both the events will mark a milestone for India’s Ayush industry. The Global Ayush Investment and Innovation Summit presents an opportunity for India to create a global market for Ayurvedic and herbal products. We are standing at the doors of a golden era, where we can capitalize on our traditional knowledge, and use it to serve the world.”

The WHO Global Centre for traditional medicine seeks to set policies and standards on traditional medicine products and help countries create a comprehensive, safe, and high-quality health system. Global Ayush Investment and Innovation Summit is an initiative to strategize India’s efforts in becoming a global hub of traditional products, practices, and related services.

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