World Health Organisation and Ministry of Ayush to organise Global Summit on Traditional Medicine

A global summit on Traditional Medicine, jointly organized by WHO and India’s Ministry of Ayush, is set to take place on August 17-18, 2023, in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. This premier event will unite experts and practitioners to explore cutting-edge scientific insights and evidence-based knowledge, with a core aim of promoting holistic health for all.

WHO’s Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus will inaugurate the event alongside Health Minister Shri Mansukh Mandaviya and Ayush Minister Shri Sarbananda Sonowal. Distinguished attendees from G20 health ministers to traditional medicine practitioners and scientists worldwide are expected.

The summit’s outcomes will shape the WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine’s future trajectory. This aligns with India’s strides in merging traditional practices with modern approaches, aiming for universal health coverage.

Discussions will revolve around research, policy, innovation, and equity in healthcare. An exhibition will spotlight global traditional medicine and Ayush’s role in planetary health. Interactive kiosks will enhance engagement.

Additionally, yoga and meditation sessions will be organized at the Convention Centre and between sessions at the Mahatma Mandir Convention Centre.

In 2022, WHO, with India’s support, established the Global Centre for Traditional Medicine, elevating this year’s summit to an extraordinary milestone in advancing traditional healthcare globally.

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