India and the US are set to collaborate on devising cancer treatment through traditional medicines as researchers from both countries gathered in New Delhi for a two-day US-India workshop on traditional medicines.
At the workshop, inaugurated by minister for AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy), Shripad Yesso Naik, and US Ambassador to India Richard Verma, experts explore opportunities to collaborate on mutually-identified research in the areas of natural products, palliative care and other support studies.
Naik said: “Globalisation of AYUSH is one of the major policy thrusts of our government. The collaboration between India and US is necessary for incorporating more scientific inputs from both sides in traditional medicines, thus helping treat patients globally by AYUSH medicines."
Verma added: "The workshop supports the important deliverable from the President Obama, Prime Minister Modi joint statement and US-India Health Dialogue, where both India and the US agreed to explore further potential areas of mutual collaboration on Indian traditional medicine.”