India, US need to work jointly in reforming global health architecture: Mandaviya

Mansukh Mandaviya, global health architecture, Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership

Both India and the US are global partners and need to work collaboratively in reforming the global health architecture, whose fault lines have become amply visible during the current pandemic, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Tuesday.

Addressing the closing session of fourth Indo-US Health Dialogue being hosted by India, he said equally important areas wherein both India and the US can work, relate to managing health emergencies, supporting digital health and innovation, mental health interventions, research coupled with production related to diagnostics, therapeutics and, vaccines considering India offering its low-cost research network and huge production capacities.

“This has implications on access and affordability of medicines not only for the US — India but also for the whole world.

“Both India and the US are global partners, and we also need to work collaboratively in reforming the global health architecture, whose fault lines have become amply visible during the current pandemic,” Mandaviya said.

It is worth mentioning that Indian generic drugs have helped in bringing down the cost of treatment of various diseases globally, the minister said.

“India supplies nearly all the developing world’s high-quality generic medicines. We are also the largest manufacturer of anti-TB drugs. Leveraging on this capability, we can supply affordable high-quality medication for patients the world over.

“I also note with satisfaction the increased convergence between the regulators of both countries and look forward for further tangible outputs and combined working on this issue at global fora also,” he said.

Mandaviya said India values its engagement with the US on various fronts.

The US being the oldest modern democratic country and India being the largest democratic country in the modern world, constructive and positive cooperation between both the countries can lead to peace, harmony and growth not only for both sides but world at large, he said.

“The recently concluded visit of our Prime Minister to the US for deliberations, Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership and, exchanging views on regional, and global issues of mutual interest particularly, in the area of science and technology is another milestone towards strengthening of our bilateral ties,” he said.

Underlining that the outcome of this visit shall benefit the ongoing collaborations in health sector too, Mandaviya said India and the US are also actively engaged with, other Indo-Pacific countries on COVID-19 response, vaccine development, sharing of best practice, supply chain management and revival of economies.

In addition, the participation of Modi in the first in-person Quad Leaders’ Summit on, September 24 for identifying new areas of cooperation, will also solidify this partnership and reinforce the positive, and constructive areas of cooperation that will benefit the Indo-Pacific region as a whole, he said.

Funding clinical research fellowships for early and mid-career scientists within India and the US will, surely contribute to building a strong sustainable healthcare system with skilled healthcare professionals.

As the Health Dialogue ended, the minister hoped both sides take back the rich learning experience and reaffirm the commitment to the bilateral cooperation.

The two-day dialogue leveraged as a platform to deliberate upon multiple ongoing collaborations in the health sector between the two countries. The issues related to areas of concern pertaining to strengthening of epidemiological research and surveillance, vaccine development, one health, zoonotic and vector-borne diseases, health systems and health policies etc. were discussed during the two day dialogue, a health ministry statement said.

Two MoUs were also signed at the concluding session, one between the Ministry of Health, India and Department of Health and Human Services of the US concerning cooperation in the field of Health and Biomedical sciences; and the other between Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) for cooperation on International Centre for Excellence in Research (ICER).

Internet Explorer Channel Network
News Related


Police force receives 12 spiking reports involving ‘something sharp' this month

Women have reported fears they have been spiked with an injection (Getty Images) A single police force has received 12 reports of spiking involving “something sharp” since the start of ... Read more »

India gave befitting response to 'expansionist' activities of neighbour: MoS Nityanand Rai

© Provided by The Times of India NEW DELHI: Indian security forces gave a befitting response to the “expansionist” activities of the neighbouring country, conveying it loud and clear that ... Read more »

Logan Paul leaves plush Mayfair restaurant with mystery ladies before heading to celebrity hotspot Tape Nightclub

LOGAN PAUL is enjoying the sights of London as he plots his next move in boxing. The YouTuber was spotted leaving plush Mayfair restaurant C London with a couple of ... Read more »

PM Narendra Modi to attend UN climate meet at Glasgow, environment minister says

© Provided by Zee News NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the U.N. climate summit in Glasgow, the environment minister said on Thursday, in a boost for ... Read more »

All 99 CCTV cameras dysfunctional in Kochi since 2018, says Police

It came as a shock when the Kochi City Police control room informed that all the surveillance cameras or CCTV cameras in the city have been dysfunctional since 2018. The ... Read more »

Hundreds of iPhones have had their ‘intimate photos' hacked – how to stay safe

IPHONE fans are wondering how to lock down their mobiles following news that a scammer stole thousands of intimate photos from iCloud accounts. Hao Kuo Chi of La Puente, California, ... Read more »

'Yesss', 'Massive', 'Should start' - Many Rangers fans love what 'class' player has done

© Provided by Transfer Tavern Rangers Ibrox Humza Yousaf Many Glasgow Rangers fans have been absolutely loving the fact that Robbie Ure scored for the B team on Wednesday evening. ... Read more »

Martinez keen to ‘reunite' with Jones at Newcastle in £2m deal

© PA Images Roberto Martinez issues instructions to Kevin de Bruyne Belgium manager Roberto Martinez is keen to be reunited with his former assistant Graeme Jones at Newcastle United, according to ... Read more »

New West Ham signing Nikola Vlasic ready to take Europa League opportunity to kickstart Hammers career

© Getty Images Nikola Vlasic Nikola Vlasic is intent on becoming a key man at West Ham — and wants to use the Europa League as a springboard to success. ... Read more »

Libyan PM backs Dec. 24 national election

© Reuters/MICHELLE NICHOLS FILE PHOTO: Libya’s unity government Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dbeibah looks on at Libya’s mission to the United Nations in New York TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libyan Prime Minister ... Read more »

Arteta: Lacazette still motivated amid uncertain future

© Getty Alexandre Lacazette rescued a draw for Arsenal against Crystal Palace Mikel Arteta has lauded Alexandre Lacazette’s recent impact at Arsenal but refused to confirm whether the forward will ... Read more »

Sixteen civilians killed in overnight eastern DRC village attacks

© Provided by Al Jazeera Attackers have killed at least 16 civilians in three villages, according to a monitoring group, in the latest attacks to hit the troubled east of ... Read more »

Moore must unleash “dynamic” Sheff Weds beast at the weekend, he'd terrify Lincoln - opinion

© Provided by Football FanCast Darren Moore After picking up a point in their previous League One clash in their 1-1 draw against Cambridge United in midweek, Sheffield Wednesday have ... Read more »

Explained: India's new Covid-19 guidelines for international travellers

© Provided by Khaleej Times Explained: India’s new Covid-19 guidelines for international travellers India has revised travel protocols for inbound international travellers on October 20, the Ministry of Health and ... Read more »

Where to Collect a Record and Place it in a Turntable in Fortnite

Here’s where to collect a record and place it in a turntable in Fortnite. This quest comes courtesy of Ariana Grande’s new Monster Hunter questline. As part of the Fortnitemares ... Read more »

Coronavirus: cases dip below 100 for second time this month

© Provided by The National The UAE recorded 96 new cases of Covid-19 from 271,439 tests. Pawan Singh / The National The UAE reported 94 new coronavirus cases on Thursday ... Read more »

Egyptian PM welcomes Emirati ministers to Cairo

© Provided by The National Egypt’s Prime Minister Dr Mostafa Madbouly receives an Emirati delegation headed by Mohammed Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and Ohoud Al Roumi, Minister of ... Read more »

Dear Therapist: My parents don't give me any privacy

© Provided by Khaleej Times Dear Therapist: My parents don’t give me any privacy I have strict parents to the point they don’t give me any privacy. I study in ... Read more »

OECD employment rate edges up to 67.4 per cent in second quarter

© JUSTIN TALLIS A worker delivers goods from a lorry advertising driving and warehouse vacancies in Leicester Square, London. Vacancies have increased in the UK amid a chronic labour shortage. ... Read more »

Cop26 is a moment for Prince Charles to test his commitment to the planet

© Arthur Edwards Prince Charles, a long-time environmentalist, takes part in a coastal walk in New Zealand. Getty Images © Provided by The National Prince Charles would be forgiven for ... Read more »

How brands are reinventing themselves in the pandemic

© Provided by Khaleej Times How brands are reinventing themselves in the pandemic As the UAE explores new frontiers in its golden year -which also happens to be the year ... Read more »

Do you Google a gift's price point?

© Provided by Khaleej Times Do you Google a gift’s price point? There used to be a time, not too long ago, when receiving a gift was an act of ... Read more »

6,210 kes Covid-19

© Provided by Free Malaysia Today PETALING JAYA: Kementerian Kesihatan melaporkan 6,210 kes harian baharu Covid-19 dan 7,562 pesakit sembuh. Ini menjadikan keseluruhan 2,303,583 daripada 2,413,592 pesakit Covid-19 sudah sembuh ... Read more »

Cara Delevingne's father suggests she was named after in-flight magazine

Origin stories are a powerful part of celebrity culture that can help fans identify with the stars. © David M. Benett/Getty Images Charles Delevingne and Cara Delevingne pictured in London ... Read more »

Recognise hospitality sharing economy in 2022 Budget, urges Airbnb

© Provided by New Straits Times KUALA LUMPUR: Airbnb hopes for initiatives that will boost the ailing travel sector ahead of 2022 Budget to be tabled on October 29. Airbnb ... Read more »

29 Mio australische Dollar: CS erhält Rückzahlung im Greensill-Fall

Bei der Liquidierung der «Greensill-Fonds» hat die Credit Suisse von der GFG Alliance eine Vorauszahlung von 129 Millionen australischen Dollar erhalten. Man erwarte weitere monatliche Zahlungen, teilte die Credit Suisse ... Read more »

Corona: Britischer Ärzteverband ruft Regierung zum Handeln auf

© Keystone/PA Wire/Toby Melville Der britische Ärzteverband British Medical Association (BMA) hat sich bestürzt gezeigt über die Weigerung der Regierung in London, einzelne Corona-Regeln wieder einzuführen. “Es ist bewusst fahrlässig ... Read more »

Selangor mampu urus pembuangan sampah haram

© Provided by Sinar Harian SHAH ALAM – Kerajaan Selangor mempunyai strategi tersendiri untuk menguruskan sisa pepejal dan pembuangan sampah haram di negeri itu walaupun tidak meratifikasikan Perkara 672 dalam ... Read more »

Biden's own Supreme Court commission undercuts court-packing ambitions

Joe Biden sparked controversy during the 2020 presidential campaign when he refused to rule out “packing” the Supreme Court with additional justices to change its ideological composition. Caught between a ... Read more »

Man pleads guilty over one-punch death of Adelaide grandfather

An Adelaide family is grappling with the thought they’ll never see the much-loved grandfather again. Frank Candido died nearly two weeks after he was coward punched by a man in ... Read more »

Dementia breakthrough as 5-minute test can diagnose early disease signs: 'Major milestone'

© GETTY Doctor with a dementia patient The Integrated Cognitive Assessment (ICA) test analyses responses to an array of audiovisual cues to screen for early signs of dementia. Developed by ... Read more »

'The more you value yourself, the less you'll need to compete with your siblings'

Literature and myths are full of sibling rivalry: Cain & Abel, Old Hamlet and Claudius, Jacob and Esau. And now we can watch the latest powerful incarnation on our TV ... Read more »

House sales surge by more than two-thirds in September

© Provided by City AM There were 160,950 residential transactions last month, considerably higher than last year, but the market is expected to slow following the stamp duty holiday stimulus.  ... Read more »

'I cashed in £2m fearing a crash – is it now safe to invest?'

Making a lot of money from an investment portfolio is more stressful emotionally than one might expect. © Provided by The Telegraph Rate my portfolio The higher stocks rise, the ... Read more »

India's smartphone shipment fall 5% in Q3 due to fragile supply chain: Canalys

Smartphone shipment in the country fell 5 per cent year-on-year in the September 2021 quarter to 47.5 million units as vendors struggled with supply issues for low-end models, according to ... Read more »

Festive season to see record smartphone sales of $7.6 billion in 2021: Counterpoint

Smartphone sales in the country are expected to touch a record USD 7.6 billion (about Rs 56,858 crore) this festive season, according to research firm Counterpoint. The smartphone retail average ... Read more »

Edward VIII's love letter fetches more than £7,000 at auction

A love letter from Edward VIII which reflects his disenchantment with life as a royal, years before he met Wallis Simpson, has sold at auction for £7,117. The four-page letter, ... Read more »

Whitney Cummings & Sherri Shepherd to Guest Host Wendy Williams' Talk Show in Her Absence

© Manny Carabel, Eric McCandless/Getty Images; Fox Wendy Williams‘ absence from her daytime talk show will continue through part of November. It was announced on Tuesday that a number of ... Read more »

Hospital bosses warn of nine-hour waits amid record A&E demand

Hospital bosses have warned patients of nine-hour waits in its accident and emergency department. The Newcastle Hospitals Trust said staff at its Royal Victoria Infirmary were trying to cope with ... Read more »

Quest Diagnostics profit falls 11% on slow demand for non-COVID testing

© Reuters/Dado Ruvic FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: A test tube labelled “COVID-19 Test positive” is seen in this illustration picture (Reuters) – U.S. laboratory Quest Diagnostics Inc on Thursday reported ... Read more »
On you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic