India, Croatia sign agreement for academic collaboration in traditional medicine systems

Indian Institute of Ayurveda's collaboration with Croatia to promote academic research, clinical and educational activities, medical education

India, Croatia sign agreement for academic collaboration in traditional medicine systems India, Croatia sign agreement for academic collaboration
Press Trust of India | Oct 8, 2021 - 2:15 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) and Croatia's Kvarner Health Tourism Cluster signed an agreement on Wednesday for academic collaboration in the traditional medicine system.

India and Croatia will collaborate in traditional medicine systems, especially in the field of ayurveda, according to a statement from the Ministry of Ayush on Friday.

AIIA is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Ayush. The collaboration with Croatia is a significant step towards bolstering India's ties with other countries and promoting academic research, clinical and educational activities, medical education, training, and competency building, the ministry said in the statement.

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Manoj Nesari, adviser-Ayurveda, Ministry of Ayush, signed the understanding on behalf of AIIA in the presence of special secretary Ayush Pramod Kumar Pathak and India's ambassador to Croatia, Raj Shrivastava.

A six-member delegation, led by Pathak, were in Croatia to attend the first International Yoga and Ayurveda Conference earlier this week, the statement said. The two sides will undertake academic activities in the field of ayurveda in collaboration with the identified institutions. There will be close cooperation and collaboration on research, including study design and execution, developing evidence-based guidelines for integrating ayurvedic principles and practices with modern medicine, and conducting lectures, workshops, seminars and conferences.

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The two countries will also develop academic standards and courses in accordance with the needs of the institution, end-users and stakeholders and develop ayurvedic medical education guidelines for ayurveda education in Croatia, the statement stated. "This will promote academic research, clinical and educational activities, medical education, training, and competency building," said Nesari.


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