15 January 2018 | News
The Government of Maharashtra and Johnson & Johnson India will work together to address pressing public health issues.
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Johnson & Johnson India has entered into a collaboration with the Government of Maharashtra to implement focused disease interventions that have the potential to significantly improve the health of people and strengthen healthcare in the state.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the partnership has been signed in the presence of the Minister of Public Health and Family Welfare, Government of Maharashtra, Dr Deepak Sawant in Mumbai recently.
The Government of Maharashtra and Johnson & Johnson India will work together to address pressing public health issues such as tuberculosis (TB), maternal and child health, infection prevention, diabetes, obesity and menstrual hygiene and will support healthcare professionals and nurses in the state to further develop their skills in these areas.
A focused program to increase awareness and early diagnosis of TB amongst mineworkers and their families, a group that is at increased risk of developing the disease, will be implemented under the aegis of the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program (RNTCP).
This association will also bring about designing of new programmes and strengthening existing programs to help address public health issues.