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European Coalition on Homeopathic & Anthroposophic Medicinal Products


First WHO Traditional Medicine global summit

Apr 04, 2023

The First WHO Traditional Medicine Global Summit will take place on 17 and 18 August 2023 in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India.  It will be held alongside the G20 health ministerial meeting, to mobilise political commitment and evidence-based action on traditional medicine, which is a first port of call for millions of people worldwide to address their health and wellbeing needs. The Global Summit will be co-hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Government of India, which holds the presidency of the G20 in 2023. It will be a platform for all stakeholders, including traditional medicine workers, users and communities, national policymakers, international organisations, academics, private sector and civil society organisations, to share best practices and game-changing evidence, data and innovation on the contribution of traditional  medicine to health and sustainable development.

Currently, 170 Member States reported to WHO on the use of traditional medicine and have requested evidence and data to inform policies, standards and regulation for its safe, cost-effective and equitable use. A cross-regional expert panel will advise on the Summit’s theme, format, topics and issues to address.