WHO Delegation visit to GCTM Centre at ITRA JamnagarItra
The world’s first ‘Traditional Medicine Global Summit’ will be held on August 17 and 18 at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar. The summit will be jointly hosted by WHO and the Government of India.
A meeting of experts selected by WHO from all over the world was organised on July 11 and 12 on the campus of the Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda (ITRA) in Jamnagar. ITRA that functions under the Union ministry of Ayush is hosting the interim centre of the first Global Center for Traditional Medicines (GCTM) of WHO.
Decision to organise this summit was taken at the meeting and the agenda of this summit was also finalised.
A meeting of representatives of health ministries of G20 countries will be held at the summit and this will work out further procedure for evidence-based research on more than 140 kinds of traditional medicines and methods used worldwide.
This summit will become the platform for the exchange of new information and data regarding traditional medicines between consumers, communities, educationists, private sector, social institutions, national policy makers, international organisations and for all other stakeholders.
WHO established its first GCTM in Jamnagar, which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth and WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus in April 2022.