India, African Union ink MoU on health sciences cooperation

Last Updated: Thu, Mar 28, 2019 15:38 hrs
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The Indian Council of Medical Research and the African Union (AU) on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which formalised the India-Africa Health Sciences Collaborative Platform (IAHSP) by establishing a framework.

"India for Africa. MoU on India-Africa Health Sciences Cooperation between @ICMRDELHI & African Union was signed. It will pave way for cooperation in R&D, capacity building, health services, pharmaceutical trade, and manufacturing capabilities," Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

The IAHSP was established after the first India-Africa Health Sciences Meet in 2016 in New Delhi. The IAHSP strengthens cooperation in the health sector in a structured and organized manner.

The MEA has offered full support for the implementation of the MoU.