International (MOUs)

The Government of India is developing cooperation with foreign countries to promote traditional Indian systems of medicine including Unani Medicine globally. In this area a landmark was made with the launching of an Indo-US Centre for Research in Indian Systems of Medicine (CRISM) at University of Mississippi, USA on 6 April 2009 by Mrs. S. Jalaja, Secretary, to Government of India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Department of AYUSH. The initiative of the Department of AYUSH to set up CRISM is intended to meet increasing global concerns on the safety, efficacy and quality of ISM products, and promote world class research in these systems and their worldwide acceptance. The primary mission of the Centre is to facilitate scientific validation and dissemination of information on Indian Systems of Medicine (ISM), in particular Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani Medicine, through collaborative research and advocacy by the Department of AYUSH and National Center for Natural Products Research (NCNPR), University of Mississippi, USA. The council also signed and MOU with University of Western Capetown, South Africa for development of UNANI Medicine in August 2010. A visit of Indian delegates was also made to the Capetown in September 2010.

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