In line with Barak Obama’s visit to India, deliberations on the public health sectors represent an important issue in the partnership agenda of India and the US. President Obama recently announced to support India’s effort to launch campaigns in the fight against diseases like HIV or tuberculosis.
The US leader states: “Because the wealth of a nation also depends on the health of its people, we’ll continue to support India’s efforts against diseases like tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS”. By expanding Indo-American research partnerships, the state officials of both countries hope to boost their highly privatized health care systems.
Especially in the field of health research and education, the partnership between India and US is planned to be strengthened and be even more valuable to both nations. The US assures support for India’s attempts to establish more medical schools within the country and both countries announce to multiply the partnerships between medical education institutions of the States and India. More student and faculty exchanges and collaborative research projects could be the outcome.
The US President reveals: "Because knowledge is the currency of the 21st century, we'll increase exchanges between our students, colleges and universities, which are among the best in the world”.
As both countries need to show responsibility for similar health challenges such as the attempt to get their underprivileged parts of the population insured, India might significantly learn from the recent health care reforms introduced in the US.