27 July :Health Ministers of India, Brazil and South Africa will meet on Monday and Tuesday to firm up and push forward cooperation in health sector. The Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss will hold bilateral meetings also with his Brazilian and South African counterparts.
Tomorrow, during the bilateral meeting with the Brazilian Health Minister Mr. Jose Gomes Temporao, Dr. Ramadoss will highlight the developments in Indian pharma sector and traditional medicines. Brazilian side will present an overview of the health system of Brazil and food and drug regulatory environment in Brazil. On the same day, discussions will proceed on working group constitution, counterfeit medicines, HIV vaccine, trauma care, indoor air pollution and tobacco related issues from the Indian side and generics drugs public sector in pharmaceuticals, health insurance, health industrial complex, environment occupational health, innovation on health will be highlighted by the Brazilian side. Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will give the visit business dimension by holding a business delegates meeting with Latin America committee.
The India, Brazil and South Africa trilateral meeting would be held on Tuesday i.e. 29th July, 2008 which will review the agreed plan of actions on strengthening of 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 Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), MRC of South Africa and FIOCRUZ of Brazil will be the highlight of trilateral meeting.
Bilateral meeting between India and South Africa will take place on Wednesday i.e. 30th July, 2008.