NEW DELHI: India and US have decided to partner in the area of diabetes research. It will mark the initiation of a relationship in the sphere of health research.
A pact in this regard has been inked between Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad and US Secretary, Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius in a bilateral meeting.
The aim of this tie up is to initiate a health research relationship between both the nations for a better understanding of the molecular and biological mechanisms involved in diabetes.
Moreover, both the nations will strengthen and also increase cooperation in the field of basic, clinical, and translational research in the field of diabetes mellitus, according to a statement from Health Ministry.
The collaborative initiatives will emphasis on creating cost-effective tools.
The partnership between India and US is important in regard to the increasing burden of Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in both the nations. It is the eighth pact between both the nations in the field of health and medicine.