India and Thailand Sign MoU for Academic Collaboration in Ayurveda and Thai Traditional Medicine

To promote traditional medicine and fostering international cooperation, the National Institute of Ayurveda (NIA) in Jaipur, under the Ministry of Ayush of the Government of India, and the Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine of the Ministry of Public Health of the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand have signed a MoU. The signing ceremony took place during the 10th India-Thailand Joint Commission Meeting held at Hyderabad House in New Delhi.

The MoU, signed by B.K. Singh, Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Ayush, Government of India, and Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin, Director General of the Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine, Thailand, aims to establish an academic collaboration in the fields of Ayurveda and Thai Traditional Medicine. This collaboration is based on principles of equality and mutual benefit for both parties.

Under this agreement, the two institutions will facilitate the exchange of experts for research and training programs, engage in academic and technical activities, and conduct joint research projects. The focus will be on sharing information, technologies, and best practices related to Traditional Medicine.

Key inclusions:

  • Exchanging and accommodating experts, teaching instructors, practitioners, and students for research and training programmes.
  • Exchanging knowledge, experiences, information, technologies, and best practices.
  • Providing scholarships for education.
  • Promoting the participation of experts in conferences, workshops, seminars, and events held by the Participants and other important areas of cooperation, with the mutual consent of the Participants.
  • The Participants, within their capacities will support each other with mutual cooperation and collaborative activities on the basis of equality and mutual benefits by facilitating training courses in Thailand and India.
  • Conducting collaborative research studies on diseases of common interest to both Participants and visits and exchanges of policy makers, academics, experts, researchers, practitioners, and students.

Both the NIA and the Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine will also share information on regulatory mechanisms, best practices, guidelines, and courses of study and training. Additionally, they will organize conferences and meetings alternately in India and Thailand to review the progress of the implementation of the MoU and evaluate the results of collaborative programs.

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