MoU Signed Between India and Sweden

Published on February 28, 2019
Swedish Health Minister Lena Hallengren after meeting with Union Health Minister J P Nadda announced that Anti-microbial resistance (AMR) is really dangerous and India and Sweden

MoU Signed Between India and Sweden


intend to boost cooperation to tackle it.

Details:

  • India and Sweden had signed a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate in the field of various issues, including AMR, communicable diseases and public health on February 24, 2009.
  • As per the two countries, AMR work is an "ongoing cooperation" between India and Sweden.
  • There would be bilateral cooperation between companies, agencies, universities and institutions.

About the Alliance of Champions:

  • The Alliance of Champions was launched by then Swedish Health Minister Gabriel Wikstrom at the 2015 World Health Assembly.
  • Alliance of Champions consisted of health ministers of 14 countries aimed to promote "political awareness, engagement and leadership" on AMR.

Interesting to know:

  • Sweden hoped that India would join the Alliance of Champions, which is a creation between many countries globally to face and to fight AMR.

Question:

Q. Health Minister of which country after meeting with Union Health Minister J P Nadda announced that Anti-microbial resistance (AMR) is really dangerous and that country along with India intend to boost cooperation to tackle it?
a. Denmark
b. Sweden
c. Germany
d. France

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