India and WHO planning to work together on traditional medicines for global health
The Sowa-Rigpa system is mostly practiced in Leh-Ladakh and Himalayan areas including Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Darjeeling, Lahaul, and Spiti. These therapies and practices including homeopathy have been part of Indian tradition for centuries.
World Health Organization (WHO) and India's Ministry of External Affairs reviewed how they may collaborate for global health and well-being, particularly in conventional medicine and digital health.
Sanjay Verma, Joint Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, presented the importance of ayurvedic and Siddha treatments to Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General, WHO. In Indian states such as Tamil Nadu and Kerala, yoga, Ayurveda, and Siddha are predominantly used for treatments and therapy.