- Monday | 18th June, 2018
- Tuesday | 19th June, 2018
more-inThe World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday released its new International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11). It provides a common language that allows health professionals to share health information across the globe. And there has been unprecedented involvement of health care workers who have joined collaborative meetings and submitted proposals. Another new chapter on sexual health brings together conditions that were previously categorized in other ways (for instance gender incongruence was listed under mental health conditions) or described differently. New chaptersThe new ICD also includes new chapters, one on traditional medicine: although millions of people use traditional medicine worldwide, it has never been classified in this system.