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International Collaboration to Benefit Patients: College of Homeopaths of Ontario (CHO) signs Memorandum of Understanding with India’s Central Council for Research in Homeopathy (CCRH)

A Memorandum of Understanding between the College of Homeopaths of Ontario (CHO) and the Government of India, Ministry of AYUSH (CCRH), will help to advance progress in the field of education and research in Homoeopathy. After months of negotiation, this historic event took place on World Homeopathy Day at Vigyan Bhavan in Delhi on April 19, 2016.

The agreement sets out the terms for knowledge transfer and the sharing of research of mutual interest based on each party’s area of expertise, and will facilitate the exchange of information on health-care integration, inter-professional collaboration and research as well as regulation and governance. Opportunities to advance the relationship between CHO and CCRH will be mutually beneficial, as significant information regarding these matters already exists in India and the Ontario’s expertise in regulation and governance is well known. In addition, the College of Homeopaths will have an opportunity to explore further the role of homeopathy in such areas as mental health, senior care, home care, end-of-life-care and mother and child care. Increasingly, the CHO will be called on to regulate its members assuming roles in these priority areas.

Minister of State for AYUSH, Shripad Yesso Naik and Secretary of AYUSH, Sh. Ajit M. Sharan, witnessed the signing of the MOU by the CHO delegation led by Bhupinder Sharma, Council Member and Basil Ziv, Registrar, and Dr. R.K. Manchanda, Director General, Council of Research in Homeopathy (Government of India). Minister Naik stated that he was aware that homeopathy has taken major scientific leaps in recent years and its body of evidence is growing daily. He also complimented the regulatory bodies on the steps taken toward international cooperation.

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