Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, has performed the ground-breaking ceremony for the first-of-its-kind WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine (GCTM) in Jamnagar, Gujarat.
What is ‘traditional medicine’?
The WHO GCTM will be established in Jamnagar under the Ministry of AYUSH. This would be the first and only global outposted Centre (office) for traditional medicine across the globe.
Functions of GCTM –
The WHO GCTM would provide leadership on all global health matters related to traditional medicine as well as extend support to member countries in shaping various policies related to traditional medicine research, practices and public health.
Traditional medicines in India –