Global Center for Traditional Medicine – The goal of effective treatment accessibility
World Health Organization And the Government of India has signed an agreement to establish a global hub with the intention of realizing the potential inherent in traditional medicine through modern science and technology.
An estimated 80 percent of the world’s population uses traditional medicine and medicine.
The head of the UN Health Agency commended the Government of India for supporting this “significant initiative” and for investing 25 250 million to set up the drug center.
Director General Ghebreyesus stated that this is indeed a global project. “WHO has national government offices for traditional and complementary medicine in 107 member countries.”
“For millions of people around the world, traditional medicine is the first cure for many ailments.”
The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi said on this occasion that at a time when the popularity of traditional medicine is increasing, this center will help in the efforts to combine traditional and modern medicine and move towards a healthy earth.
The head of the UN agency pointed out that examples of converting traditional medicine into modern medicine are found all over the world.
The use of products like turmeric, neem and berries in India, to the tribal communities in the Brazilian and Kalahari deserts.
Traditional medicine and medicine refers to the store of knowledge, skills and practices preserved by tribal communities and other cultures, which are used in maintaining fitness and in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of physical and mental illness.
Traditional medicine uses acupuncture, a mixture of ayurvedic medicine and herbs and modern medicine.
At present, however, millions of traditional health care practitioners, accredited courses, health centers, and health care are not integrated into national health systems and strategies.
The process of identifying, testing, and developing these products, or sharing their benefits with the communities that nurture them, remains to be done.
The head of the UN agency stated that traditional medicine faces a number of regulatory challenges, including lack of systematic data and evidence, insufficient funding for research, and lack of safety monitoring measures in traditional ways.
According to him, “for the benefit of people all over the world, an important step has been taken today to help realize the promise of traditional medicine.”
It has been reported that through the new Global Center, work on traditional medicine will be strengthened at WHO headquarters, regional and country offices.
In this sequence, the focus will be on facts, data, sustainability and innovation with the intention of supporting national policies and increasing the use of traditional medicine for health and well-being.
According to the UN agency, the importance of traditional medicine in modern science is increasing.
About 40% of the approved pharmaceutical products currently in use are manufactured using natural ingredients, which also underscore the importance of biodiversity conservation and sustainability.
For example, the discovery of aspirin has been used in prescriptions of a particular tree of traditional medicine, such as the bark of the wild yam plant for the contraceptive pill, and a type of pink plant used to treat cancer in children.
The Nobel Prize-winning research on the drug artemisinin for malaria control began with a review of knowledge of ancient Chinese medicine.
Five key areas
The five major areas of work of the Global Center for Traditional Medicine are:
First: Leadership and partnership, working together with a global network to support countries’ research priorities for traditional medicine.
Second: Evidence and learning, for which traditional medicine knowledge will have to be expanded by other measures, including tests and holistic research methods.
Third: Data and analytics, which will help in obtaining reliable data regarding the use of conventional medicine.
Fourth: For sustainability and equality, biodiversity, socio-cultural resources, intellectual property and other issues.
Fifth: Innovation and technology, in which other efforts will be made including gathering information on patents and research under the Artificial Intelligence project.