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Health Services: International Cooperation

Question for Department of Health

UIN 32128, tabled on 22 March 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the Government plans to pursue any initiatives similar to that announced in the joint statement made by President Obama and Prime Minister Modi in January 2016 during the President's visit to India on expanding the India-US health collaboration in health sectors including complementary and traditional medicine.

Answered on

29 March 2016

The UK Government continues to work closely with the Government of India within the health sector, including working with the Indian Government to open health centres. In 2013 the Department agreed a five year Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of India. This prioritises action on antimicrobial resistance, training and development and universal health coverage. There are no plans to expand this to include complementary and traditional medicine.