US, India take steps to protect health of people

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Washington, Nov.25 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Barack Obama on Tuesday welcomed the strong collaboration between India and the United States in the area of public health.

In a joint statement issued here after one-to-one and delegation-level meetings at the White House, they agreed to build on existing strong ties across academia and scientific communities by advancing public health and biomedical research collaborations between the United States and India.

The joint statement said the two countries plan to establish a Regional Global Disease Detection Center in India and to build a partnership with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The leaders also pledged to enhance collaboration in controlling diseases such as polio, and discovering new and affordable technologies and treatments for the benefit of their peoples and for those of other countries who seek their assistance.(ANI)

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