WHO: More studies needed to incorporate traditional medicines into global healthcare systems

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (L), Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

The World Health Organization (WHO says more study is needed in efforts to incorporate traditional medicines into global healthcare systems.

The UN health agency says traditional medicine in the 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases, will help to establish reliable data on the use of traditional medicine.

Speaking at the Inaugural Session of the Global Ayush Investment and Innovation Summit in Gujarat, India, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus explained that the agency is exploring innovative study designs and the use of artificial intelligence to document the impact of traditional medicine practices.

According to the WHO chief, around 80 per cent of the world’s population is estimated to use traditional medicine while 170 of the 194 member states have reported the use of traditional medicine.

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

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