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

Highlights:

  • A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on India-Africa Health Sciences Cooperation between the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and African Union was signed on 27th March 2019 in New Delhi.
  • MEA partnered with Indian Council of Medical Research and had jointly organized the First India-Africa Health Sciences Meet in 2016 in New Delhi.
  • 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.