WHO: WHO benchmarks for the practice of ayurveda 

21 February, 2022

WHO: WHO benchmarks for the practice of ayurveda  [*see note below]


HIFA profile: Goran Zangana is a medical doctor and Associate Research Fellow with the Middle East Research Institute, Iraq. He is a HIFA country representative for Iraq and is currently based in the UK. He is the current holder of Country Representative of the Year (2021).


goran.zangana AT meri-k.org

[*Note from HIFA moderator (Neil PW): Thanks Goran, for the benefit of those who do not have immediate web access, here is the summary for this new WHO publication: 'The WHO benchmarks for the practice of Ayurveda defines the minimum requirement/criteria for establishing practice in Ayurveda in WHO Member States. It provides minimum reference standards for safety, and quality of Ayurveda practice. This document shall provide WHO Member States with general and minimum technical requirements for quality assurance and regulation of Ayurveda practice. The document is aligned with the objectives of the WHO Traditional Medicine Strategy 2014-23. It reflects consensus arrived through established WHO processes from the community of practitioners in Ayurveda, health service providers, academics, health system managers, and regulators. The document provides information and describes levels of practice in Ayurveda, describes the different categories of Ayurveda health service providers, describes requirements for infrastructure and facilities, presents relevant requirements and considerations on practice of the Ayurveda health interventions, provides relevant requirements and considerations of the Health products and medical devices used in Ayurveda practice, emphasizes key elements for the safe practice of Ayurveda, presents the requirements and relevant considerations of Regulatory, legal and ethical aspects of Ayurveda practice, and suggests the process for management of health data' ]