China News Service, Nanchang, July 29 (Reporter Liu Zhankun and Wu Pengquan) The 2021 Shanghai Cooperation Organization Traditional Medicine Forum opened on the afternoon of the 29th in Nanchang, the capital of Jiangxi Province, China. The "Nanchang Initiative on the Development of Shanghai Cooperation Organization Traditional Medicine Cooperation" (referred to as Nanchang initiative).

  As one of the series of important events for the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the theme of this forum is "Inheritance, Innovation, Mutual Learning, and Sharing". It is co-sponsored by the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Good-Neighborly Friendship and Cooperation Committee, the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and the Jiangxi Provincial Government. , Approximately 500 guest representatives from home and abroad participated online and offline.

  The Nanchang initiative announced at the opening ceremony of the forum proposed to protect traditional medicine culture and resources, promote better integration of traditional medicine and modern medicine, promote traditional medicine to play a greater role, and make greater contributions to improving global health governance.

  The Nanchang initiative stated that it actively promotes the research of traditional medicine in the maintenance of health and the prevention, diagnosis, improvement or treatment of physical and mental diseases, the safe and effective use of traditional medicine, the unique advantages of traditional medicine, and the joint response to chronic diseases, emerging and recurring infectious diseases. Common health challenges such as cross-border public health emergencies.

  The Nanchang Initiative emphasizes the promotion of the development of traditional medical education practices and the training of practitioners, intensifies the promotion of traditional medicine, strengthens exchanges between traditional medicine providers, promotes mutual learning and mutual learning of traditional medicine, and enhances the level of competence.

Actively carry out exchanges and cooperation based on medicinal plants and traditional medicine, establish a multi-subject, multi-level, multi-form, and multi-angle exchange and cooperation pattern, actively develop traditional medicine service trade, and promote the development of traditional medicine industry.

  The Shanghai Cooperation Organization is a permanent intergovernmental international organization announced in June 2001 in Shanghai, China. It has now become a comprehensive regional cooperation organization involving 18 countries and more than 3 billion people.