Mauritius and Mozambique enter agreement in health sector
The memorandum, valid for three years and renewable thereafter, covers the areas of public health, medical research, medical equipment, pharmaceutical products and hospital management. (Image: Global Village Directory)
Mauritius and Mozambique have entered into an agreement in the field of health, Mozambican media reported today, with the South-East African nation lauding the experience of the island economy in health care.
Mauritian health minister Lormus Bundhoo and his Mozambican counterpart Alexandre Manguele signed a memorandum of understanding in Mozambique’s capital city Maputo on Thursday, 07 August 2014.
The memorandum, valid for three years and renewable thereafter, covers the areas of public health (transmissible diseases), medical research, medical equipment, pharmaceutical products and hospital management.
Besides, the agreement also covers the training of doctors and other health workers, and technical cooperation, including the recruitment of specialists for the short, medium and long terms.
Mauritius health minister Bundhoo expressed pleasure at the signing of the memorandum, saying it would strengthen the good relations the two countries have enjoyed over a long period.
He also noted that about 20% of the 1.2 million inhabitants of Mauritius have Mozambican origins.
For his part, Mozambican health minister Manguele said he was confident of the good results this cooperation could bring to Mozambique.
He cited the experience of Mauritius in health care, particularly in pharmaceutical production and the training of nurses.
He noted that this is the start of the increase in cooperation that Mozambique wants to achieve vis-à-vis Mauritius, and that it would certainly boost the national health services.
Mauritius has already contributed to the training of Mozambican human resources in health. Some Mozambican specialists have been trained in Mauritius in the areas of intensive care and anesthesiology, and Manguele declared that today they are among the best professionals in the country.