MOH announced Traditional Chinese Medicine research grant to fight against COVID-19



This Traditional Chinese Medicine Research Grant (TCMRG) – COVID-19 grant call seeks to harness TCM principles and scientific research methodologies and expertise to validate the use of TCM as an adjuvant therapy, for the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of mild and moderate for COVID-19 patients in Singapore.

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic that has hit the world on an unprecendented scale, anything that can help in our fight against it should be pursued. In China, there have been studies on the efficacy of TCM treatment on COVID-19 patients, and preliminary results are promising. To augment international efforts in studying treatment options for COVID-19, the Ministry of Health (MOH) Singapore has announced a research call specifically on TCM and its clinical effectiveness in treating COVID-19.


By way of background, since 2017, MOH has been providing research funding to develop the Traditional Chinese Medicine sector in Singapore.


The objectives for this research grant call is:


  1. To establish the safety and possible herb-drug interaction when using TCM as an adjuvant therapy for mild to moderate Covid-19 patients;

  2. To help healthcare professionals understand which TCM therapies for mild and moderate COVID-19 patients have been proven to be effective;

  3. To assist policy makers in incorporating clinically proven TCM therapy for mild and moderate COVID-19 patients in Singapore.


Application period: 20 April 2020 to 1 May 2020.

For TCMRG – COVID-19 application details: click here.




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