IBSA Health Ministers meeting to be held here on Tuesday

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New Delhi, Jul 27 (UNI) Health Ministers from India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA countries) will meet here on Tuesday to firm up and push forward cooperation in health sector.

Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss will also hold bilateral meetings with his Brazilian and South African counterparts tomorrow and on Wednesday respectively, an official spokesman said here today.

The IBSA meeting will review the agreed plan of action on strengthening public health laboratories, health surveillance, traditional medicines and registration of drugs and medicines.

Sessions are devoted to pharmaceuticals and generics manufacture and export, counterfeit medical products, cooperation in areas such as intellectual property, innovation and public health.

Cooperation between the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), MRC of South Africa and FIOCRUZ of Brazil will be the highlight of IBSA meeting.

During his bilateral meeting with Brazilian Health Minister Jose Gomes Temporao tomorrow, Dr Ramadoss will highlight the developments in Indian pharma sector and traditional medicines.

The Brazilian side will present an overview of the health system and food and drug regulatory environment in Brazil.

Discussions will take place on working group constitution, counterfeit medicines, HIV vaccine, trauma care, indoor air pollution and tobacco-related issues, generics drugs public sector in pharmaceuticals, health insurance, health industrial complex, environment occupational health and innovation on health.

Bilateral meeting between India and South Africa will take place on Wednesday.


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