Ministry of Health

India and Italy ink MoU for improved cooperation in the health sector

The good relations between the countries always help humankind on many parameters just like recently Indian doctors performed the first ever kidney transplant in Tanzania. Now, India and Italy have signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). This MoU signed on November 29, 2017. The aim behind it to promote the cooperation between both countries in the health sector.

The Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare J P Nadda (India) and Health Minister of Italy Beatrice Lorenzin have signed the agreement. The locus of the agreement will be on building great inter-ministerial and inter-institutional association in the health sector of both countries.

Mr J P Nadda also said that as both countries are having a robust and conventional relationship which has been eventually developed by significant visits. He also mentioned that there is mutual interest to encourage the medical sector together. The MoU acknowledges the need for tapping the possible opportunities and the potential capabilities of both countries in an organised matter, Mr Nadda stated.

The goal of MoU can be achieved by merging scientific, financial, technical and human resources with the common purpose of enhancing the reach and quality of human. Along with the supply and infrastructural resources included in medical education & training, healthcare, and research in both countries.

The primary area of agreement covers- exchange and the training of medical doctors, officials, other health experts and specialists, guidance in the growth of human resources and organising healthcare facilities. However, advertisement of business development possibilities in pharmaceuticals and management of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and cosmetics and interchange of information.

The objective of MoU also includes short-term training of human resources in the health sector, acquisition of general and vital drugs and assistance in sourcing of drug supplies, procurement of health equipment and pharmaceutical products, protection of production, transformation, distribution and food delivery plus, research and training of food industry operators.

The agreement also seeks cooperation in the collaboration in which the prevention of NCDs of mutual interest, like neuro-cardiovascular diseases, mental health and dementia with an emphasis on SDG3 and related factors, cancer and COPDs will be taken into concern. Along with, collaboration in the field of climate change influence on infectious diseases and vector-borne diseases.

The area in which nutritional aspects of food intake, including malnutrition (over-nutrition and under-nutrition) in the light of the SDG2 and organisation of dietary services plus making the citizens understand the importance of hygiene, food safety and healthy eating habits. Meanwhile, any other area which is seeking cooperation may have been mutually decided.

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