4th Indo-US Health Dialogue concludes

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4th Indo-US Health Dialogue concludes

  • Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare today addressed the closing session of 4th Indo-US Health Dialogue being hosted by India.
  • The two-day Dialogue leveraged as a platform to deliberate upon multiple ongoing collaborations in the health sector between the two countries.
  • The issues pertaining to strengthening of epidemiological research and surveillance, vaccine development, One Health, zoonotic and vector-borne diseases, health systems and health policies etc. were discussed during the two day dialogue.

Focus of Dialogue

  • The fourth Health Dialogue focused on pandemic preparedness and management of COVID-19, antimicrobial resistance, food and drug regulation, communicable and non-communicable diseases, health systems, and health policy.
  • Participants highlighted priorities and exchanged information on research, technologies, policies, and programs.
  • At the conclusion of the Dialogue, the two countries announced the finalization of an MoU to strengthen cooperation in the field of Health and Biomedical sciences.

Signing of Memorandum of Understanding

  • Two MoUs were also signed today at the concluding session.
  • One MoU was signed between the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare of India and Department of Health and Human Services of the USA concerning cooperation in the field of Health and Biomedical sciences.
  • Another MoU was signed between Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) & National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) for cooperation on International Centre for Excellence in Research (ICER).