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INDO-US HEALTH DIALOGUE 2021

INDO-US HEALTH DIALOGUE 2021

Context:

On 27th Sep 2021, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar addressed the inaugural session of the 4th Indo-US Health Dialogue, being hosted by India, at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

US Delegation:

  • The US delegation is led by Ms Loyce Pace, Director, Office of Global Affairs at U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Ms Michelle McConnell, Director, Asia and Pacific, Office of Global Affairs at U.S. Dept. (HHS), Dr Mitchell Wolfe, Ms Diana M. Bensyl were also present.

Indian Delegation:

  • Shri Rajesh Bhushan, Union Health Secretary, Dr Renu Swarup, Secretary, Department of Biotechnology, Dr Balram Bhargava, Director General, Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) and Secretary, Health Research among other senior officials of the Ministry represented India.

About the Dialogue:

  • It is a two-day dialogue that will serve as a platform for much more ongoing cooperation in the health sector between the two countries. Issues planned to be discussed in this round include areas of concern related to the strengthening of epidemiological research and monitoring, vaccine development, One Health, zoonotic and vector-borne diseases, health systems and health policies etc.

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