Health Sector Current Affairs

India and Cuba ink MoU for enhanced cooperation in Health Sector

India and Cuba have signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for enhanced cooperation in the health sector. The MoU is important for exchanges in the health sector and to develop institutional framework for cooperation in the health sector between the two countries.  The objective of MoU is to establish comprehensive inter-ministerial and inter-institutional cooperation between two countries in the field of health.

The main areas of cooperation under MoU include

It aims at exchange and training of medical doctors, officials, other health professionals and experts. It also aims at providing assistance in development of human resources, health services and setting up of health care facilities

It also aims at regulation of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and exchange of information. It seeks    promotion of business development opportunities in pharmaceuticals and others identified by parties. It also seeks  cooperation in procurement of generic and essential drugs and assistance in sourcing of drug supplies.

It calls for collaboration in prevention of Non Communicable Diseases of mutual interest, such as neurocardiovascular diseases, cancer, mental health and dementia, COPDs with emphasis on SDG3 and related factors. It also seeks for collaboration in field of climate change impact on communicable diseases and vector borne diseases.

It also seeks collaboration in safety of production, transformation, distribution and food delivery. Information and communication to citizens on hygiene and food safety and healthy eating habits; and

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

India and Italy have signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for enhanced cooperation in health sector. The objective of MoU is to establish comprehensive inter-ministerial and inter-institutional cooperation between two countries in the field of health by pooling scientific, technical, financial and human resources.

Its ultimate goal is to upgrade quality and reach of human, material and infrastructural resources involved in health care, medical education and training and research in both countries.

The main areas of cooperation are

  • Exchange and training of medical doctors, officials, other health professionals and experts. Providing assistance in development of human resources and setting up of health care facilities.
  • Regulation of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and cosmetics and exchange of information. Short term training of human resources in health.
  • Procurement of generic and essential drugs and assistance in sourcing of drug supplies. Procurement of equipments and pharmaceutical products. Promotion of business development opportunities in pharmaceuticals.
  • Collaboration in prevention of Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) such as neurocardiovascular diseases, COPDs, mental health, cancer and dementia with an emphasis on Sustainable Development Goal 3 (SDG3) and related factors. Collaboration in field of climate change impact on communicable diseases and vector borne diseases.
  • Nutritional aspects of food intake, including malnutrition (over-nutrition and under-nutrition) in the light of the SDG2 and organization of nutritional services.
  • Safety of production, transformation, distribution and food delivery· Research and training of food industry operators. Information and communication to citizens on hygiene and food safety and healthy eating habits.

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