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Union Cabinet approves collaboration of AYUSH & WHO

Union Cabinet approves collaboration of AYUSH & WHO

  • The Union Cabinet has approved the Agreement for collaboration in Traditional Medicine between Ministry of AYUSH and the World Health Organisation.
  • This step will help in improving International acceptability and branding of Ayush systems.
  • The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal for Notification of Commitments under the Trade Facilitation Agreement of the World Trade Organisation.
  • It also approved ratification of Instrument of Acceptance of Protocol of TFA and National Committee on Trade Facilitation.
  • World Health Organization
    • The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations concerned with international public health.
    • It was established on 7 April 1948, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.
    • The WHO is a member of the United Nations Development Group. Its predecessor the Health Organization was an agency of the League of Nations.
    • The constitution of the World Health Organization had been signed by 61 countries on 22 July 1946, with the first meeting of the World Health Assembly finishing on 24 July 1948.
    • It incorporated the Office International d'Hygiène Publique and the League of Nations Health Organization.
    • It has played a leading role in the eradication of smallpox. Its current priorities include communicable diseases like HIV/AIDS, Ebola, malaria and tuberculosis.
    • The WHO is responsible for the World Health Report, a leading international publication on health, the worldwide World Health Survey, and World Health Day (7 April of every year).
    • The head of WHO is Margaret Chan.
  • AYUSH :
    • The Ministry of AYUSH was formed with effect from 9 November 2014 by elevation of the Department of AYUSH.
    • The Department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy, abbreviated as AYUSH.
    • It is a governmental body in India purposed with developing education and research in Ayurveda (Indian traditional medicine), yoga, naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and homoeopathy, and other alternative medicine systems.
    • The department was created in March 1995 as the Department of Indian Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy (ISM&H).
    • AYUSH received its current name in March 2003. That time it was operated by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

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