Memorandum of Cooperation with Gates Foundation
The Union Cabinet approved a Memorandum of Cooperation(MOC) between the Health Ministry and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation(BMGF). The agreement will include the areas like to reduce maternally,mortality, improvement of outcomes of key nutrition, reach improvement, primary health improvement, immunization, nutrition, family planning and reach to younger women. The agreement was signed by Bill gates and Union Health Ministry last year in the month of November during their former visit to New Delhi. This pact will be a welcome step regarding health improvement programs in the country.
The focus of the agreement will also include reducing the spread of infectious diseases such as Tuberculosis, Visceral Leishmaniasis, and Lymphatic Filariasis. It will also focus on skilling of human resources, strengthening the supply chain, digital health, better utilization of budget, management skill and best utilization of resources. A committee will be set up to look after the proper implementation of the Memorandum of Cooperation.