AIIMS- French research cooperation in health

Publié le 19 novembre 2015
Par Drug Today

All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and France-based FAM-Medical Academy Foundation and the French embassy in India have announced their joint organization of the Fourth Public Health and Medical Innovation Forum (FAMx) in New Delhi on November 19.


In a joint statement issued after a first Public Health and Medical Innovation conclave, the two sides said they have agreed to further strengthen their medical science ties as they were mutually beneficial.


The AIIMS director, Prof MC Misra, had detailed discussions regarding current and future cooperation in the areas of prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease, developments in cancer and skin pigmentation treatment, dengue and innovation in teaching and research.


Prof Misra said that such cooperation should continue to the mutual benefit of both countries, including in high technology areas involving joint research and development and transfer of technology.


“Three contracting parties have facilitated cooperation between specialists in fields of medical science, in accordance with the applicable laws, rules and regulations of the two countries and in limits of the financial resources of each contracting party, » Martin Hirsch, Director General, Assistance Publique-Hopitaux de Paris told DTMT.


He said that joint seminars and workshops in either country will also be held in which sharing of information would increase the opportunities of cooperation between all the stakeholders.


France and India share a long tradition of cooperation in life sciences and health, taking advantage of renowned institutions and excellence of the scientific and medical communities from both countries.


Some areas are particularly important in this respect, like cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, infectious diseases, cancer or neurological disorders. Some of them will benefit from the agreements, like the one for establishing international associated laboratory.