Singapore’s Government Begins Funding in Support of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH) has decided to provide additional funding in order to further develop and support the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) sector. Funding increases will include:

  1. The Traditional Chinese Medicine Research Grant (TCMRG) will provide $5 million over the next 5 years to encourage collaboration between key TCM researchers
  2. The TCM Development Grant (TCMDG) will also provide $5 million to fund training and professional development programs for TCM practitioners

Along with grants, the MOH is also implementing regulations making it compulsory for TCM practitioners to undergo continuing TCM education programs and to undergo exams to renew licenses each year.