Pakistan has collaborated with China to form an alliance for research on herbal and traditional medicine in Pakistan.
The China-Pakistan Traditional Medicine and Infectious Diseases Prevention and Control Alliance (the Alliance) was launched, with the goal of assisting in the development of the Pak-China Health Corridor.
The China-Pakistan Medical Association and the China Academy of Chinese Medicine collaborated to form the Alliance.
The Alliance will include several Pakistani universities, including the University of Punjab, Bahaudin Zakaria University, and Gomal University. Haripur University and Apex College of Pharmacy, as well as seven Chinese universities and institutes, have already joined the Alliance.
Dr. Muhammad Shahbaz, President of the China Pakistan Medical Association, stated, “We hope the Health Corridor may unite China and Pakistan, secure people’s health and welfare, and support the growth of TCM.”
“Since the establishment of the Alliance, we hope the Chinese and the Pakistani sides would carry out pragmatic cooperation on the research of traditional medicine’s role in epidemic diseases’ prevention and controlling, to benefit the two nations.” said Yu head of Shandong Academy of Chinese Medicine.
According to a report published by Gwadar Pro, the Alliance would encourage research on herbal and traditional medicine in both nations, as well as collaboratively conduct research and development of new TCM, including novel antiviral medications for the treatment of COVID-19 patients and others.