Health Sector Current Affairs

India and Morocco ink MoU for enhanced cooperation in healthcare

India and Morocco signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for enhanced cooperation in health sector. Through this framework MoU, both the countries can work together in identified areas of cooperation as both countries have much to offer to each other in the field of health.

Main areas of cooperation under MoU

  • Communicable Diseases.
  • Maternal, child and neonatal health.
  • Hospital twinning for exchange of good practices.
  • Drug Regulation and Pharmaceutical quality control.
  • Training in administration and management of health services and Hospitals
  • Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including child cardiovascular diseases and cancer;

Besides, another MoU was signed between Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry and Marrakech Mohamed VI University Hospital, Morocco. Under it, both Institutes agreed to collaborate in field of telemedicine. The focus areas under it are Health Education, Tele-Health Care, technical support in controlling epidemics and support in rendering second opinion on various complicated cases.


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