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India, WHO sign agreement to promote traditional medicine

New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) India and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have signed an agreement for cooperation on promoting quality, safety and effectiveness of service provision in traditional and complementary medicine, an official statement said on Sunday.

The agreement was signed between the WHO and the Ayush ministry in Geneva on Friday, said an Ayush ministry statement.

The agreement 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.

The agreement for the period 2016-2020 will deliver for the first time WHO benchmark document for training in yoga, and practice in ayurveda, unani and panchakarma.

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