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As part of the "WHO Strategy* on Traditional Medicine 2014 to 2023," the Indian government reached an agreement with WHO on March 25. This global knowledge center for traditional medicine, supported by the Indian government with an investment of $250 million, will harness the potential of traditional medicine around the world through modern science and technology to improve the health of people and the planet.

The term traditional medicine describes the body of knowledge, skills and practices that indigenous and other cultures have used throughout time to maintain health and prevent diagnose and treat physical and mental illness. It includes ancient practices such as acupuncture, Ayurvedic medicine and herbal mixtures, as well as modern medicines.

The new center focuses on four main strategic areas: Evidence and Learning, Data and Analysis, Sustainability and Equity, and Innovation and Technology to optimize the contribution of traditional medicine to global health and sustainable development.

*Link: https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789241506096

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