India and Japan Strengthen Health Cooperation, Focus on Digital Health and AI
India and Japan Strengthen Health Cooperation, Focus on Digital Health and AI

India and Japan have committed to enhancing their bilateral health cooperation, aiming to expand collaborative efforts in several key areas. This decision was made during a meeting held on the sidelines of the 77th World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, as announced by officials on Monday.

Bolstering Collaborative Efforts

Officials highlighted the importance of building upon the Memorandum of Cooperation signed between the two nations in 2018. The focus will now extend into new domains, including digital health, the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare, elderly care, and addressing non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

Improving Health Outcomes

The initiative aims to leverage technological advancements to improve health outcomes, especially in the face of challenges posed by ageing populations and lifestyle-related diseases. "This partnership will contribute significantly to enhancing health care accessibility and quality in both countries," officials remarked.

Upcoming Joint Working Group Meeting

The officials also emphasized the upcoming Joint Working Group meeting, which will play a crucial role in detailed planning and the implementation of collaborative projects. This meeting is expected to pave the way for concrete steps towards achieving mutual health goals.

Training Indian Nursing Professionals

Another significant aspect of the cooperation is the ongoing programme to train Indian nursing professionals in the Japanese language. This initiative is designed to prepare nurses for employment opportunities in Japan, addressing the country's healthcare workforce needs and offering promising career prospects for Indian professionals.

Future Prospects

The collaboration underscores the commitment of India and Japan to strengthen their healthcare systems through innovative solutions and mutual learning. The exchange of expertise and resources is set to create a positive impact on healthcare delivery in both countries.

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