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Ayurveda Research Director at WHO Working Group Meeting

January 12, 2020 - 1:48
Ayurveda Research Director at WHO Working Group Meeting

Dr. P. Rammanohar (Research Director, Amrita School of Ayurveda) chaired the three days WHO working group meeting for the development of standard terminology documents in Ayurveda held at Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar from December 2-4, 2019, along with Prof. Dominik Wujastyk (University of Alberta, Canada). Susan Shaw (Associate Dean from Auckland University of Technology) and Saketh Ram (CCRAS, India) were the rapporteurs.

Other experts were Kenneth Zysk (University of Denmark), Vasudevan Nampoothiri (Former Principal, Amrita School of Ayurveda), Vaidya M. Prasad (Principal, Ashtangam Ayurveda College), Tsutomu Yamashita (Kyoto Gakuen University, Japan), Rakesh Narayanan (CCRAS, India), Vasudev Upadhyay (Director of Ayurveda, Nepal), Manoj Sankaranarayanan (Medical Officer, Govt of Kerala), Susantha Molligoda (Sri Lanka), Vinod Kumar Lavaniya (CCRAS, India), Mandar Bedekar (India), Cristina Pecchia (University of Vienna, Austria), and Andrey Klebanov (Japan). WHO Representatives were Sungchol Kim (Regional Adviser in Traditional Medicine (TRM), Department of Health Systems Development, World Health Organisation, Regional Office for South-East Asia) and Geethakrishnan (Technical Officer (Ayurveda), World Health Organisation, Geneva).

The Zero Draft of the Ayurveda Technical Terminologies was reviewed by experts over three days. It was decided that after further editing, the document would be circulated for peer review before finalization.

Dr. P. Rammanohar presented the recommendations of the Working Group in the final session of the meeting.

Mr. Ranjitkumar (Joint Secretary of the Ministry of AYUSH) also participated in the meeting of the Working Group.

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