15 December 2017 | News
Non-communicable diseases and maternal, child and neonatal health will be the areas of focus.
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India has signed a pact with Morocco to enhance cooperation in several areas of health sector, including non-communicable diseases and maternal, child and neonatal health.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by India's Health Minister J P Nadda and Abdelkader Amara, Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Morocco.
As per the pact, the main areas of cooperation include non-communicable diseases, including child cardiovascular diseases and cancer, drug regulation and pharmaceutical quality control, communicable diseases and maternal, child and neonatal health.
Few other areas considered within the pact include hospital twinning for exchange of good practices and training in administration and management of health services.
At the same time, another pact has been signed between the Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, and the Marrakech Mohamed VI University Hospital in Morocco. Both the institutes have agreed to collaborate in the field of telemedicine.
The main objective is to focus on areas such as tele-healthcare, health education, technical support in controlling epidemics and support in rendering second opinion on various complicated cases.