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The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has signed bilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) / Agreements with fifty-five (55) other countries

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Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
28-December-2018 16:20 IST
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There is no agreement has been signed by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare with other countries for cooperation in treatment of diseases. However, the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has signed bilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) / Agreements with fifty-five (55) other countries, for cooperation covering various areas in the field of health and medicine, including communicable and non-communicable diseases. A list of countries with whomMoUs / Agreements have been signed is given below:

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LIST OF COUNTRIES
  • with whom Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has signed
  • Agreements / Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) /
  • Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) / Statement of Intent (SoI)
Sl.No Name of country Date of signing
1. Afghanistan 28-08-2005
2. Australia 10-04-2017
3. Austria 17-02-2005
4. Bangladesh 12-02-2013
5. Bahrain 15-07-2018
6. Brazil 05-05-1998
7. Brunei 02-02-2016
8. Bulgaria 28-11-2011
9. Burundi 18-09-2012
10. Cuba 06-12-2017
11. Cyprus 08-10-2002
12. China 03-09-1994
13. Colombia 19-01-2010
14. Croatia 09-06-2010
15. Egypt 18-11-2008
16. Fiji Islands 10-10-2005
17. Germany 01-06-2017
18. Iran 17-02-2018
19. (a) Japan 01-09-2014
19. (b) Japan 29-10-2018
20. Jordan 01-03-2018
21. Hungary 18-01-2008
22. Indonesia 11-10-2013
23. Israel 09-09-2003
24. Italy 29-11-2017
25. Kazakhstan 16-04-2011
26. Kuwait 23-04-2012
27. Latvia 28-02-2012
28. Malawi 03-11-2010
29. Maldives 02-01-2014
30. Mauritius 12-03-2013
31. Mongolia 14-09-2009
32. Morocco 14-12-2017
33. Mozambique 22-02-2004
34. Myanmar 06-09-2017
35. Netherlands 30-01-2014
36. New Zealand 26-10-2016
37. Oman 11-02-2018
38. Palestine 16-05-2017
39. Papua New Guinea 29-04-2016
40. Philippines 05-10-2007
41. Poland 24-04-2009
42. Qatar 05-06-2016
43. Rwanda 12-11-2010
44. Saudi Arabia 20-11-2006
45. Seychelles 10-09-2003
46. Spain (Dte.GHS) 31-05-2017
47. Swaziland 09-04-2018
48. Sweden 24-02-2009
49. Tajikistan 03-09-2012
50. Tanzania (Zanzibar) 16-12-2002
51. Timor-Leste 07-04-2018
52. United Kingdom 19-05-2013
53. USA 25-06-2015
54. Vietnam 03-09-2016
55. Yemen 09-06-2013
The bilateral MoUs/Agreements do not contain any provision on extending financial aid or providing of medical aid.
  • The objective of the MoUs / Agreements is to establish comprehensive inter-ministerial and inter-institutional cooperation in the field of health and medicine with the aims and objectives of upgrading the quality and reach of human, material and infrastructural resources involved in healthcare, training and research on the basis of equality, reciprocity and mutual benefit. The collaborations encourage joint initiatives and technology development in the health sector. 
  • To further elaborate the details of cooperation and to oversee the implemention of the MoUs / Agreements, joint meetings are held at appropriate times as mutually decided upon. It provides opportunities for sharing and emulating best practices and learning from each other, to address public health challenges.
  • The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Sh Ashwini Kumar Choubey stated this in a written reply in the Lok Sabha here today.
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