11 February observed as a World Unani Day every year. The Day celebrate to spread awareness about health care delivery through the Unani system of medicine through its preventive and curative philosophy. World Unani Day is celebrated every year to mark the birth anniversary of great Unani scholar and social reformer Hakim Ajmal Khan. The first Unani Day was celebrated in the year 2017 at Central Research Institute of Unani Medicine, Hyderabad. 

Unani system of medicine

  • It has a long and impressive record in India. It was introduced in India by the Arabs and Persians sometime around the eleventh century.
  • Unani system of medicine has the largest number of Unani educational, research and health care institutions.
  • It originated in Greece. Its foundation was laid by Hippocrates.
  • This system owes its present form to the Arabs who not only saved much of the Greek literature by rendering it into Arabic but also enriched the medicine of their day with their own contributions.

11 February World Unani Day