A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Health Ministries of Malaysia and the Philippines to foster collaboration in various areas of the healthcare sector in both countries. Through this MoU, both countries agreed to cooperate in the areas of:
Human resources for health development
Nutrition and exchange of information on issues related to food safety and quality, including but not limited to rapid alert systems related to imported products
Prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases
Regulatory controls of:
Pharmaceuticals including traditional medicines, herbal medicine, health supplements and cosmetic products
In a joint statement, the Health Ministers of both countries announced that a Joint Technical Working Group led by designated officials from the Health Ministries of both countries will be formed to facilitate and develop collaborative activities and oversee, monitor and evaluate the implementation of the said MoU.
(Sources: The Edge Markets; Manila Standard; Healthcare IT News)