The Union Cabinet approved a Memorandum of Understanding between India and the United States on Wednesday, allowing the two countries to collaborate on the development of new, improved, and innovative biomedical tools and technologies to prevent and treat HIV, tuberculosis, Covid-19, and other emerging infectious and neglected diseases.
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the Department of Biotechnology have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) in the United States. “This Memorandum of Understanding will further boost relations between India and the United States within the context of international scientific and technology collaboration in domains of mutual interest,” according to a Cabinet statement.
“Govt led by PM @NarendraModi Ji approves the signing of MoU between India and USA in the field of the health sector. This will further strengthen relations between both countries in fields of mutual interest. #CabinetDecisions,” Mansukh Mandaviya, the Union minister of health and family welfare, tweeted shortly after the cabinet announcement.