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International Classification of Diseases (ICD) – 11

Facts for Prelims (FFP)


Source: PIB


Context: The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched the ICD-11 Traditional Medicine Module 2, incorporating data and terminology related to Ayurveda, Siddha, and Unani Medicine.

  • The Ministry of AYUSH collaborated with WHO in preparing this classification, aiming to strengthen India’s healthcare system, research, development, and policy-making in the traditional medicine sector.
  • The inclusion of traditional medical terminologies in ICD-11 aims to establish a connection between traditional medicine and international standards, fostering a unified global tradition in healthcare.


About ICD:

ICD is the international standard for systematic recording, reporting, analysis, interpretation, and comparison of mortality and morbidity data.

Previously, ICD-11 included Module-1 which covers traditional medicine conditions originating in ancient China, which is now commonly used in Japan, Korea etc.