World Homeopathy Day: 10th April
Why we celebrate World Homeopathy Day?
World Homeopathy Day is celebrated on April 10. The day is observed to mark the importance of homoeopathy and its contribution to the world of medicine. The date is the birth anniversary of Dr Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann, who was a German physician and the founder of homoeopathy. Hahnemann was born in 1755 in Paris. The year 2021 marks the 266th birthday of Hahnemann.
The main idea behind celebrating the day is to make more and more people aware about the benefits of homeopathic treatment and medicines. Apart from that, the day is also meant for discussing challenges and planning future strategies for the betterment and development of homeopathy.
What is the importance of Homeopathy in India?
Homoeopathy is one of the most popular medical systems in India, in fact, a close second among the AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy) services. There are growing numbers of users, practitioners, educational institutes, as well as public health clinics, compared to the AYUSH systems in India. Academic homeopathy institutes comprise 35.8% of AYUSH colleges, while homeopathy practitioners are 37% of the AYUSH in total. Our country has the biggest drug manufacture and traders’ sector in Homoeopathy.
World Homoeopathy Day (WHD) gives us an opportunity to review the path trodden so far, take stock of the challenges facing us, and formulate future strategies for the development of Homoeopathy. There is a need to focus on the quality of education, enhancing the success rate of an average practitioner. There is also a need to ensure the production and availability of high-quality homoeopathic drugs in the market. This is not possible unless the homoeopathic community innovates, modernizes, reinvents, forges ahead jointly, with a variety of initiatives and research projects.
On the occasion of #WorldHomoeopathyDay, CCRH is organising a conference on the topic “Homoeopathy – Roadmap for Integrative Medicine” on the 10 & 11 April 2021 from 10 AM onwards.— Ministry of AYUSH (@moayush) April 9, 2021
You can watch the live-streaming of the inaugural event on the @moayush FB page & YouTube. pic.twitter.com/vhsuPiLamA
What is the theme for 2021?
This year the theme of the day in India is, “Homeopathy- Roadmap for Integrative Medicine”. A conference on the topic has also been organised by the Ministry of Ayush, to mark the special day. The event will take place in Delhi. India is also one of the largest manufacturers of homoeopathic drugs in the world. The department of homoeopathy falls under the supervision of the AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) Ministry.