Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Indigenous Systems of Medicine

Srikantaiah, Deepa

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Abstract

Ayurveda and other traditional systems of health care have been used for over two thousand years in Sri Lanka. Indigenous systems such as Ayurveda are based on the country's cultural, social, economic, and religious characteristics. In addition, Sri Lankans utilizing knowledge of these indigenous systems of medicine were the first in the world to develop the concept of a hospital and established a highly scientific public healthcare system.

Document type: Working paper
Publisher: The World Bank
Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
Date: 2005
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 13 December 2015
Number of Pages: 3
Faculties / Institutes: Miscellaneous > Individual person
DDC-classification: Medical sciences Medicine
Controlled Subjects: Sri Lanka, Medizin, Lokales Wissen, Ayurveda
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sri Lanka, Medizin, Traditionelles Wissen, Ayurveda / Sri Lanka, Medicine, Traditional Knowledge, Ayurveda
Subject (classification): Medicine
Politics
Countries/Regions: Sri Lanka
Additional Information: © World Bank. https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/10751 License: CC BY 3.0 Unported
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