Events/Activities

Third Meeting of the BIMSTEC Network of National Centers of Coordination in Traditional Medicine

Sector/Category

Public Health

Date

20-22 July 2015

Location

Nonthaburi, Thailand

Outcomes

Third Meeting of the BIMSTEC Network of National Centers of Coordination in Traditional Medicine

 The Third Meeting of the BIMSTEC Network of National Centers of Coordination in Traditional Medicine (BNNCCTM) was held in Nonthaburi, Thailand from 20-22 July 2015 at the invitation of the Department of Thai Traditional and Complementary Medicine, Ministry of Public Health, Government of Thailand.

 The Meeting emphasized important issues, inter alia, National Standards and Quality Control; Protection of Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge; Establishment of BIMSTEC Task Force on Traditional Medicine; BIMSTEC Work Plan in Traditional Medicine; and Preservation of Plant Genetic Resources associated with Traditional Medicine.

The Meeting finalized a matrix of the BIMSTEC Work Plan on collaborative projects for enhancing cooperation in Traditional Medicine among the Member States. The Meeting also prepared and adopted the Terms of Reference of the establishment of the BIMSTEC Task Force on Traditional Medicine for submission to the Seventeenth Session of the Senior Officials’ Meeting for consideration

 The Fourth Meeting of the BIMSTEC Network of National Centers of Coordination in Traditional Medicine will be held in Bangladesh 2017.

 
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Participants

Representatives from BIMSTEC member states—Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand—attended the Meeting

Documents and Presentations

Photos: Inaugural Session

Photos: Meeting Session

Photos: Cultural Event