Governments sign healthcare collaboration agreement

 

Dzulkefly Ahmad, the Malaysian minister of health, and Philippine department of health secretary Francisco Duque agreed to cooperate in the fields of primary healthcare; reproductive health; health education; human resources for health development; nutrition and food safety.

They also agreed to collaborate on issues surrounding disease prevention, the control of pharmaceuticals, health tourism and healthcare services.

Both health ministers emphasised the importance of advancing collaboration to address cross-border health concerns amidst the rapidly changing global environment.

A joint technical working group, led by designated officials from the health ministries of both countries will be formed to facilitate and develop collaborative activities and oversee, monitor and evaluate the implementation of the agreement. Exchanges of information and documentation on health will also be done through this joint committee.

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