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Hanoi to host first trade fair on traditional medicine

The first national trade fair on traditional medicine will be held in Hanoi from March 20-25, heard a press briefing on March 4.

The event will be co-organised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Trade Promotion Centre for Agriculture (Agritrade) and the Ministry of Health’s (MoH) Department of Traditional Medicine and Pharmacy Management. It is expected to host up to 150 pavilions.

Agritrade Director Dao Van Ho said the trade fair will introduce and promote clean and safe traditional medicine of high quality, thus serving as a trustworthy destination for consumers.

It also aims to connect herb growers and traders with firms manufacturing traditional medicine, thus bolstering consumption of the products, he added.

According to the MoH, about 1,300 medicinal plant species have been found in Vietnam, with the country’s herbal medicine industry manufacturing under the World Health Organisation’s good manufacturing practices.