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Malaysia is exploring research and scholarship opportunities in traditional Chinese medicine as well as the potential deputation of experts to assist the establishment of herbal oncology and acupunture-assisted anaesthesiology in this country.

Malaysia-China MoU Signed For TCM Research & Regulation

The matter was raised during the first Bilateral Technical Meeting on Cooperation in Traditional Medicine between the Malaysian government and the People’s Republic of China in Beijing Thursday (14 August 2014).

The meeting, which represents a significant milestone for both countries following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Nov 7, 2011, was hosted by Chinese Vice Health Minister Wang Guoqiang while the Malaysian delegation was led by Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S.Subramaniam.

Dr Subramaniam in a statement today said Malaysia was also keen to position itself as an international training hub for clinical practice and research in traditional Chinese medicine through the establishment of strategic partnership, in line with China’s efforts to globalise its traditional medicine.

He said several forms of collaboration were explored to address common areas of concern such as universal health coverage, health administration and disease prevention as well as the management of autism in children.

“Thus, the meeting served as a platform for the exchange of knowledge, ideas and experiences between both countries in understanding and recognising the role and potential of traditional Chinese medicine in these areas,” he said.

Malaysia had previously signed MoUs with India, Thailand, Indonesia and Brunei on cooperation in traditional medicine and has worked to enhance professional development amongst local practitioners, educate future generations of practitioners and experts and improve pre-existing systems of governance.

Similarly, the MoU between Malaysia and China is hoped to benefit both countries immensely.

Close collaboration between both countries in the areas of regulation, practice, education and training and research is expected to enhance the development of traditional Chinese medicine in Malaysia, Subramaniam said.


Source : BERNAMA

Malaysia-China MoU Signed For TCM Research & Regulation
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