PM to inaugurate WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine at Jamanagar on April 19

The centre aims to channel the potential of traditional medicine, by integrating it with technological advancements and evidence-based research.

New Delhi: Prime Minister  Narendra Modi will  inaugurate WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine at Jamanagar  on April 19, 2022.

Today, the Ministry of Ayush and the Government of Gujarat organized 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).

Both the events are being held in Gujarat and will be graced by the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the  Prime Minister of Mauritius ,  Pravind Jugnauth and the Director-General of WHO, Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus.

The WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine, the first of its kind in the world, will be inaugurated on April 19, 2022, at Jamnagar. The centre aims to channel the potential of traditional medicine, by integrating it with technological advancements and evidence-based research. While Jamnagar will serve as the base, the new centre aims to engage and benefit the world.

The GCTM shall focus on four main strategic areas: evidence and learning; data and analytics; sustainability and equity; and innovation and technology to optimize the contribution of traditional medicine to global health.

The Global Ayush Investment and Innovation Summit will be held from April 20 to April 22, 2022, in Gandhinagar.  The summit aims to increase investments and showcase innovations in the field of traditional medicine. It is a unique attempt to foster longlasting partnerships, boost exports and nurture a sustainable ecosystem.

Commenting on the upcoming events,  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 present 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.” He further added, “Global Centre for Traditional Medicine represents WHO’s and India’s outstanding commitment to global health. Standing at the juncture of advanced technology and ancient wisdom, the only way ahead of us is upwards.”

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