India And Japan Strengthen Health Cooperation To Address Emerging Challenges

India And Japan Strengthen Health Cooperation To Address Emerging Challenges

India and Japan pledged to strengthen bilateral health cooperation during a meeting conducted on the sidelines of the 77th World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, marking a significant step forward.

On Monday, officials said that both countries reaffirmed their unwavering commitment to strengthening the Memorandum of Cooperation signed in 2018, signalling a firm commitment to mutual health initiatives. The key elements of this enhanced alliance include the expansion of cooperation into new areas, most notably digital health, the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare, senior care, and the fight against non-communicable diseases.

By utilising technological breakthroughs, both countries want to overcome the difficulties faced by an ageing population and lifestyle-related diseases. Officials highlighted the next Joint Working Group meeting, which will allow for more detailed planning and implementation of cooperation projects.

Furthermore, the two countries want to expand their present programme to teach Indian nursing personnel in Japanese. This effort seeks to equip nurses for employment opportunities in Japan, addressing the country’s healthcare workforce demands while also giving career options for Indian professionals.

The agreement highlights a shared commitment to using innovation and strategic collaboration to address global health issues. Through this alliance, India and Japan reaffirmed their commitment to advancing global public health initiatives.