India and Cuba signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for enhanced cooperation in the health sector, on 07 December 2017. Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare and Dr Roberto Tomas Morales Ojeda, Public Health Minister of Cuba signed the MoU in the presence of senior officers from the Health Ministry and a high level delegation from Cuba.
The objective of this MoU is to establish comprehensive inter-ministerial and inter-institutional cooperation between the two countries in the field of health by pooling technical, scientific, financial and human resources with the ultimate goal of upgrading the quality and reach of human, material and infrastructural resources involved in health care, medical education & training, and research in both countries.
1. Exchange & training of medical doctors, officials, other health professionals and experts.
2. Assistance in development of human resources, health services and setting up of health care facilities.
3. Short term training of human resources in health.
4. Regulation of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and exchange of information.
5.Promotion of business development opportunities in pharmaceuticals and others identified by parties.