Mon 9 Nov 2009
Filed under: Health / AIDS
Yangon – Myanmar official media Monday urged traditional medicine practitioners in the country to take part in the national health promotion plan, designed to give better healthcare to the people with traditional medicine.
The New Light of Myanmar also urged in its editorial the medicine practitioners to work hard in the drive for Myanmar traditional medicine to earn good reputation at the global level as a perfect traditional medicine by reviving and improving Myanmar traditional medicine with advance methods.
Myanmar’s national health policy — “To encourage improving Myanmar traditional medicine and doing medical research at the international level and to participate in community, healthcare” is in the process of execution, the editorial said.
Myanmar people had a long life span due to potent traditional medicine compounded of herbal plants from tubers and bulbs, animal products and marine and land resources that are abundant in the nation, the editorial noted, saying that Myanmars were globally recognized as a people with high physical and mental prowess.
Myanmar traditional medicine is part of the national integrity because it is a well-established medicine reflecting Myanmar’s geographical features, climate patterns, cultural heritage, customs and traditions, the editorial added.
Meanwhile, the 10th Annual Myanmar Traditional Medicine Practitioners’ Conference was held in Nay Pyi Taw last weekend, attended by First Secretary of the State Peace and Development Council General Thiha Thura Tin Aung Myint Oo.
The conference of its kind has been held yearly since 2000 with the objectives of improving Myanmar traditional medicine and raising the role of the medicine practitioners.