1. Back to the ‘60s
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1. Back to the ‘60s
  • Indo-Swedish collaboration in healthcare dates back to the 1960s, with Sweden providing aid under the India Population Project. This expanded dramatically in the 1970s, with a boost in aid amount and enabling texting services in over 1,500 healthcare facilities. From 1978 to 1990, Sweden provided India with assistance in 3 National Programmes (Malaria, Leprosy and TB control). Thereafter, Sweden began directly supporting Indian NGOs and multilateral organisations.
2. A New Platform
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2. A New Platform
  • In 2014, Sweden launched a life science and healthcare platform in India. Founded on triple-helix model – partnership between Government, academia and private industry – that influences Swedish healthcare and Indian best practices, the platform aims to promote sustainability in the sector. Former Ambassador to Sweden Harald Sandberg said “…We will engage all stakeholders to meet healthcare challenges in India. We will act as a facilitator.”
3. Indo-Swedish MoUs
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3. Indo-Swedish MoUs
  • In 2009, India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Sweden’s Ministry of Health and Social Affairs signed an MoU to promote bilateral cooperation in healthcare and public health. The MoU has a particular focus on 12 areas important to India and Sweden, ranging from maternal and child health to antibiotic resistance.
4. Better Together
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4. Better Together
  • India-Sweden have established a Joint Working Group for coordination and mutual fulfillment of aims and expectations under the 2009 MoU in the field of Healthcare and Public Health. Since its signing, the Working Group has met six times to discuss key priorities, areas of mutual interest and its implementation.
Source: 1, 2, 4