Health researchers pledge to work in collaboration
June 12, 2017 04:30 AM NPT
KATHMANDU, June 11: Researchers of the health and technology sectors have underscored the need of working in collaboration with each for effective results.
Some 70 health researchers from 20 institutions including the Ayurveda sector had gathered at the National Ayurveda Research and Training Center, Kirtipur on Sunday to announce the Kathmandu Declaration.
Discussions were held on the topics of Ayurveda, a traditional medicine since the Vedic era, as well as medicinal plants and other related resources for their proper application, networking and collaboration, according to Dr Shankar Gautam, one of members of the organizing committee.
“We decided to work on intellectual property rights and digitalization of researches in collaboration with each other,” he added.
The Department of Plant Resources, Nepal Health Research Council and Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development were among the participants of the meeting. Other participating institutions include Kathmandu University (Department of Pharmacy; Department of Biotechnology; Research, Development and Consultancy Department), Tribhuvan University (Central Department of Botany), Research Centre for Applied Science and Technology, Department of Archaeology, Department of Ayurveda , Department of Drug Administration, Resource Center for Primary Health Care, Singha Durbar Baidhyakhana, Ayurveda Campus, TU, IOM, International Union for Conservation of Nature, National Academy of Medical Sciences, Central Ayurveda Hospital, Central Department of Biotechnology, and Ethnobotanical Society of Nepal.