US-India Business Council launches healthcare mission

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Washington, Nov 13: Seeking to expand the Indo-US healthcare cooperation, the US-India Business Council's (USIBC) Coalition for Healthy India launched its inaugural executive mission to India.

The mission is comprised executives from the most prominent players in healthcare, including Emergent BioSolutions, Johnson&Johnson, Abbott, Pfizer, IBM, Avesthagen, Excel Life Sciences, Cognizant, Stryker, BD, Yes Bank, Patton Boggs, Ernst&Young, the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO).

The highlight of the mission will be USIBC's participation in the 4th annual CII healthcare conference in New Delhi on November 13-14.

The USIBC delegation will also be taking part in a series of high-level meetings with industry and government officials throughout the course of the mission.

According to USIBC President Ron Somers, ''the opportunities for cooperation are boundless -- medical devices, healthcare tourism, the development of new treatments and cures, clean water technology, vaccines, insurance, nutritionals; the list goes on.'' Mr Somers noted that ''Our delegation, led by Dr Thomas Zink of Emergent BioSolutions, is eager to engage with their colleagues in India to accelerate the pace of healthcare innovation. The US and India are two of the world's most creative and dynamic economies.

Working together to harness this energy and focus it on the healthcare challenges that confront us will benefit not just patients in India and the US, but patients around the world.'' The Coalition for Healthy India (CHI) is a USIBC initiative dedicated to improving healthcare outcomes for Indian patients by ensuring affordable access to the latest and best treatments and cures.

The CHI brings together like-minded members of the US and Indian business communities, non-governmental organisations, patient advocacy organisations and health professionals to coordinate and support improved access to healthcare in India.

The US-India Business Council is the premier business advocacy organisation representing over 250 of the largest US companies investing in India, joined by two dozen of India's largest global companies. USIBC's mandate is to deepen trade and strengthen US-India commercial ties.


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