Morocco, India Discuss Means to Strengthen Bilateral Cooperation in Health Sector

Health Minister, Anass Doukkali, held talks on Wednesday in New Delhi with Indian Minister of State for External Affairs, Vijay Kumar Singh, on the means to step up bilateral cooperation in several areas, including the health sector. During this meeting, held on the sidelines of the Fourth Edition of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health, the two ministers stressed the importance of strengthening links between India and Morocco, noting that the last visit of HM King Mohammed VI to India had given new impetus to the relations between the two countries.

The two sides discussed various areas of cooperation, including telemedicine and the development of partnerships in the pharmaceutical industry. The two ministers agreed, on this occasion, that a Moroccan technical team would visit India to prepare operational cooperation projects in the field of health.

Anass Doukkali, who is on a working visit to India, also held talks with India’s minister of Health Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda, which focused on cooperation in the field of telemedicine. During the meeting, the two sides also discussed various areas of bilateral cooperation, including the eradication of tuberculosis and the reduction of maternal and neonatal mortality.

The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health, held on Dec. 12-13 in New Delhi, brings together 1,200 partners from over 100 countries dedicated to the Every Woman Every Child (EWEC) movement and to the achievement of the UN Secretary General’s Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health.

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