India Signed Project Collaboration Agreement with WHO to Encourage Traditional Medicine [ Current Affairs ]


For cooperation on encouraging the quality, safety and effectiveness of service provision in traditional and complementary medicine, India has signed a historic Project Collaboration Agreement (PCA) with World Health Organization (WHO).

  • The PCA goals at supporting WHO in the development and application of the ’WHO Traditional and Complementary Medicine Policy.

Key facts of PCA

  • The first time WHO standard document for training in Yoga, and WHO standards for practice in Ayurveda, Unani and Panchakarma will provided by PCA.
  • These will fund meaningfully to the support of national capabilities to make sure the quality, safety and helpfulness of traditional medicine including in launching regulatory backgrounds for traditional medicine.
  • PCA for the period 2016 - 2020 will fund to the global promotion of traditional Indian Systems of Medicine.


  • The PCA with WHO will support India to encourage traditional medicine both in India and out of the country.
  • It will also range reputation of India’s long history and rich culture of traditional medicine and its increasing weight in providing complete and broad health care.

About WHO:

  • The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specific agency of the United Nations that is worried with international public health.
  • WHO was established on 7th April 1948.
  • Currently more than 7000 people working in 150 country offices, in 6 local offices and at our head office in Geneva.
  • The main objective of WHO is “the fulfillment by all people of the main probable level of health”
  • WHO importantly works to decrease morbidity and mortality and improve health during key stages of life, including pregnancy, childbirth, the neonatal period, childhood and adolescence, and improve sexual and reproductive health and encourage active and healthy elderly for all individuals.

- Published on: May 16, 2016