WHO combines ancient health practices with modern science and establishes a center for traditional medicine

IniPurworejo.com- The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a global knowledge center for traditional medicine.

The knowledge center will be temporarily based at the Institute for Teaching and Research in Ayurveda in Jamnagar on the west coast of India.

By taking this step, WHO hopes to create a pool of evidence and data on traditional medicine practices and products.

The results should contribute to informing the standard and the application of cost-effective methods beyond conventional medicine.

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WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus personally inaugurated the center yesterday together with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the city of Gujarati.

It is estimated that around 80 percent of the world’s population uses traditional medicines such as herbal formulas, acupuncture, yoga, Ayurvedic medicine and indigenous therapies.

“For millions of people around the world, traditional medicine is the first destination to treat many diseases,” Tedros said.

“The program we are launching will help harness the power of science to strengthen the evidence base of traditional medicine,” he said.

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