India is the WHO’s worldwide traditional Medicine hub: Modi

This office will be located in Gujarat at the Institute of Training and Research in Ayurveda.

On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India is proud to host the WHO’s Global Centre for Traditional Medicine. The WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine will be located in Jamnagar, Gujarat. Its interim office will be at the Ayurvedic Institute of Gujarat.

In a tweet, PM Modi said the centre will help create a healthier planet by utilising traditional knowledge for global good.

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“Indian traditional remedies and health techniques are globally popular. He added that the @WHO Centre will help improve our society’s wellness.

worldwide traditional Medicine hub
worldwide traditional Medicine hub

The minister of Ayush stated that the main goal of the centre is to enhance global health by utilising traditional medicine and modern science and technology.

The WHO estimates that roughly 80% of the world’s population uses traditional medicine.

“Traditional medicine is the first line of treatment for millions of people worldwide,” said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. “This new centre will help harness the power of science to boost the evidence base for traditional medicine,” said WHO Director-General Margaret Chan. It is with great pleasure that I thank the Government of India for their kind support.


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