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India and Cuba Join Hands For Cooperation in the Health Sector

Indian and Cuba have joined hands in order to enhance co-operation in the health sector.
India and Cuba Join Hands For Cooperation in the Health Sector
A team of delegates from Cuba met Health Minister JP Nadda and an MoU for enhanced co-operation in health sector was signed between between the Health & Family Welfare and Dr Roberto Tomas Morales Ojeda, Public Health Minister of Cuba
This MoU is directed to develop institutional framework in the health sector keeping the field of bio-technology and pharmaceuticals in focus

What is the objective?

The MoU aims at building a foundation for comprehensive inter-ministerial and inter-institutional cooperation in health and pharma sector of the two countries
Combining technical, scientific, financial and human resources to upgrade the quality of the resources involved in health care, medical education & training, and research in both countries.

The main areas of cooperation include:

  • Exchange & training of medical doctors, officials, other health professionals and experts
  • Assistance in development of human resources, health services and setting up of health care facilities
  • Short term training of human resources in health
  • Regulation of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and exchange of information;
  • Promotion of business development opportunities in pharmaceuticals and others identified by parties
  • Procurement of generic and essential drugs and assistance in sourcing of
  • drug supplies;
  • Procurement of health equipment and pharmaceutical products;
  • Any other area of cooperation as may be mutually decided upon.
  • Procurement of health equipment and pharmaceutical products;
  • Collaboration in the prevention of NCDs of mutual interest, such as neurocardiovascular diseases, cancer, COPDs, mental health and dementia, with an emphasis on SDG3 and related factors;
  • Collaboration in the 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; and
  • Any other area of cooperation as may be mutually decided upon.
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