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Cabinet approves MoU between India and Italy on cooperation in the field of Health and Medicine

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The chaired by has given its ex-post-facto approval for a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between and on cooperation in the field of and Medical Sciences. The was signed on 29th November, 2017 in

The covers the following areas of cooperation:-

1. Exchange & training of medical doctors, officials, other professionals and experts;

2. Assistance in development of human resources and setting up of care facilities;

3. Short term training of human resources in health;

4. Regulation of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and cosmetics and exchange of information thereon;

5. Promotion of business development opportunities in pharmaceuticals;

6. Procurement of generic and essential drugs and assistance in sourcing of drug supplies;


Procurement of and pharmaceutical products;

8. 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;

9. Collaboration in the field of climate change impact on communicable and vector borne diseases;

10. Nutritional aspects of food intake, including (over and under-nutrition) in the light of the SDG2 and organization of nutritional services;

11. Safety of production, transformation, distribution and food delivery;

12. Research and training of food industry operators;

13. Information and communication to citizens on hygiene and and healthy eating habits; and

14. Any other area of cooperation as may be mutually decided upon.

A Joint Working Group (JWG) will be set up to further elaborate the details of cooperation and to oversee the implementation of this Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

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First Published: Thu, December 21 2017. 10:15 IST