MoU on India-Africa Health Sciences Cooperation between the Indian Council of Medical Research and African Union

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on India-Africa Health Sciences Cooperation between the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and African Union was signed today on 27th March 2019 in New Delhi.

In order to carry forward the strategic vision of India-Africa Forum Summit (IAFS) III through a structured and concrete partnership in the health sector, MEA partnered with Indian Council of Medical Research and had jointly organized the First India-Africa Health Sciences Meet in 2016 in New Delhi. Following the deliberations in this Meet, ICMR had taken up the mandate to initiate and strengthen the cooperation in health sector in a structured and organized manner by establishing an India-Africa Health Sciences Collaborative Platform (IAHSP). The signed MoU aims to formalise this partnership by establishing a framework.

The MoU will pave the way for the cooperation in the areas of research and development, capacity building, health services, pharmaceutical trade and manufacturing capabilities for drugs and diagnostics. MEA has offered full support for implementation of the MoU.

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