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India-Sweden Healthcare Innovation Centre

  • AIIMS, Delhi; AIIMS, Jodhpur, and Swedish Trade Commissioner՚s Office in New Delhi recently signed a Memorandum of Intent (MoI) to set up a healthcare innovation center.
  • For collaboration in the field of healthcare and public health, India and Sweden signed an MoU in February, 2009. vision of ‘Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah, Sarve Santu Niramayah.’
Bilateral Collaborations

Key Highlights

Working areas include cancer and other NCDs, besides innovation.

Quadruple-helix model with active participation of:

  • Government
  • Private enterprises
  • Civil society and academia

A coordination cell has been proposed to be set up at Swedish Trade Commissioner՚s in New Delhi:

  • Innovation in technology
  • Processes
  • Data
  • Business models and skilling.

The coordination cell will monitor entire ecosystem and will promote innovation broadly in NCDs apart from other disease areas.

  • 22 new AIIMS soon to become fully operational.
  • 157 new Medical Colleges in the development stage.

Priority Areas of Cooperation under the MoU

  • Non-Communicable Disease, including controlling the associated risk factors of tobacco, alcohol, and unhealthy foods.
  • Communicable diseases and Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR) .
  • Public Health Policy.
  • Maternal and Child Health.
  • Health Resource Development, strengthening of midwifery and nursing skills.
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights.
  • Strengthening Health Systems, including e-Health and governance.
  • Indigenous Systems of Medicine.
  • Health and Medical Research.
  • Medical Equipment and Pharmaceutical Products.
  • Health, Environment and Climate Change.

Collaborations in the New Thematic Areas

  • ‘Elderly Care’
  • ‘Mental Health’

- Published/Last Modified on: June 5, 2021

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