India and Japan to cooperate in the areas of Indian traditional medicinal systems
India's Ministry of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) and the Kanagawa Prefectural Government have signed Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC).
Through this MoC, India and Japan decided to cooperate for the first time in the areas of Indian traditional medicinal systems like Yoga and Ayurveda to provide holistic healthcare and wellness in both countries.
The MoC will complement another MoC that aims to promote cooperation in the areas identified under the National Health Protection Mission.
A statement from the Ministry of External Affairs said, "The MoC will complement another MoC concluded during the visit between Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of India and the Office of Healthcare policy of the Cabinet Office of Japan & Japan's Ministry of Health. It aims to promote cooperation in the areas identified under the National Health Protection Mission, such as primary healthcare, prevention of non-communicable diseases, sanitation, hygiene, nutrition and elderly care."