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India, US ink MoUs on health infra, research and technology

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India and USA have signed MoUs on health, to enhance cooperation in areas such as cancer research, infrastructure development, training, capacity building and better assessment and application of new diagnostic technologies.

The collaboration will be in the areas for conducting research and training on development of low-cost technologies, diagnostics of existing medications against common cancers and development of existing therapies related to oncology.

The official said,” The MoU will focus on cancer research, projects on population-based cancer control and implementation science, projects in epidemiological research, pre-clinical model development, clinical research, oncology care delivery, E-health and M-health.”

The agreement is signed among the NCRI (AIIMS), ICMR (DHS), the Department of Biotechnology, (MoST), NCI (NIH) and the US’ Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) on cancer research, prevention, control and management

There is another agreement which was signed between the CDC, DHHS (USA) and the ICMR (DHR) on collaboration in environmental and occupational health and injury prevention and control.

The aim is to further the cooperation in the fields of environmental and occupational health and injury prevention and control research, education and training, infrastructure development, and capacity-building for their reciprocal and mutual benefit.

The second Letter of Intent (LoI) on anti-microbial resistance research was signed between the ICMR, Department of Biotechnology (MoST) and US’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health and DHHS.

The aim of this strengthen cooperation between the two countries in anti-microbial resistance research.