WHO, Ministry conclave on yoga benchmark

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Ministry of AYUSH and WHO are jointly organizing a three days Working Group Meeting for reviewing the WHO document “Benchmarks for Training in Yoga” in New Delhi.

Key Facts:

  • WHO is developing Benchmarks Document for Training in Yoga as part of its global strategy to strengthen the quality, safety and effectiveness of Traditional and Complementary Medicine.
  • Development of this benchmarks document is included in the Project Collaboration Agreement signed between World Health Organization (WHO) and Ministry of AYUSH on Cooperation in the field of Traditional and Complementary Medicine under
    WHO strategy covering the period 2014-2023.
  • Under this WHO Traditional Medicine Strategy 2014-2023, a Project Collaboration Agreement (PCA) was signed between WHO and Ministry of AYUSH on 13 May, 2016 for cooperation on promoting the quality, safety and effectiveness of service provision in traditional and complementary medicine between WHO and Ministry of AYUSH (2016-2020).
  • This benchmarks document will be used in –
    ✓ Evaluating Yoga therapy,
    ✓ Identifying trends in utilization,
    ✓ Developing payment structures for service models,
    ✓ Establishing regulatory framework for Yoga practice

Source:The Hindu

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