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Memorandum of Cooperation between India and Japan in Healthcare
Aug 31, 2014

The Union Cabinet gave its approval for the signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) in the field of healthcare between the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of India and the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan. The signing of this MoC will benefit people of both countries. The Memorandum of Cooperation covers the following areas of cooperation:

  • Human resource development, such as training programs for medical practitioners, nurses and public health professionals. 

  • Health financing towards universal health coverage, through sharing of experiences in the public health insurance system. 

  • Healthcare service delivery including technical exchange to improve quality of care. 

  • Healthcare system governance and management, including sharing of know-how on management of hospitals and community healthcare centers. 

  • Health information systems, including sharing of experiences and technology regarding telemedicine and electronic-health information system. 

  • Pharmaceuticals and medical devices. 

  • Health research. 

  • Disease surveillance. 

  • Traditional medicines. 

  • Any other areas as may be mutually decided upon.


A Working Group will be set up to further elaborate the details of cooperation and to oversee the implementation of this MoC.


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