Revitalising local health traditions in India

Get a glimpse of the Foundation for the Revitalisation of Local Health Traditions’ (FRLHT) pioneering work in India. Darshan Shankar, co-founder of FRLHT, takes you on a short tour through the institute and gives an insightful introduction to the Indian health traditions, their challenges in the contemporary setting and their dialogue with modern science.

Creating Health Commons in India

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The Biodiversity and Community Health (BaCH) Initiative’s partners UNU-IAS and FRLHT are facilitating a two-day multi-stakeholder forum on ways to link biodiversity, community health and sustainable livelihoods through Public Private Partnership (PPP) innovations. Thanks to the partnership with the Shuttleworth Foundation and its support for community health advocates, our partners will be discussing ways to create health commons which also aim to ensure biodiversity conservation and revitalising traditional health practices. The forum is locally hosted by FRLHT in Bangalore and brings together development partners, NGOs, CBOs, traders and suppliers as well as researchers.

Sustainable harvesting of medicinal plants in South India

Learn more about the Standard for wild collection of aromatic plants (ISSC-MAP) and its application around the globe. The Biodiversity and Community Health (BaCH) Initiative’s partners TRAFFIC India and FRLHT jointly implemented the approach in Karnataka, southern India. The ISSC-MAP is now merged with the FairWild Standard. Learn more about the FairWild Standard here.