On 2-3 March 2023, SCO held an online conference on "The contribution of traditional and integrative medicine to the 13th General Programme of work (GPW 13) and to achieving universal healthcare in the SCO countries."
The event was organised by the Ministry of Ayush of the Republic of India.
The event participants exchanged experience in traditional and integrative medicine in the SCO space, and discussed the prospects for the integration of these fields into the existing healthcare systems in order to achieve universal healthcare coverage.
The participants considered the possibility of expanding cooperation in education and research to improve the safety and effectiveness of these methods in preventing and treating a wide range of diseases.
They stressed the importance of creating an institutional mechanism for regular interaction between the SCO countries on traditional and integrative medicine.