Guyana invited to attend Summit of Global Digital Health Partnership

─ Indian High Commissioner pays courtesy call on Min. Lawrence

DPI, Guyana, Friday, September 6, 2019

India’s High Commissioner to Guyana, H.E Dr. K.J. Srinivasa has extended an invitation to invite Government of Guyana to attend the upcoming Summit of the Global Digital Health Partnership. This comes after the High Commissioner paid a courtesy call on Minister of Public Health, Hon. Volda Lawrence on Friday.

Founded on the principles of equality, co-operation, transparency and responsibility, 21 countries, in addition to the World Health Organisation (WHO), are part of the health-partnership. “This is an initiative to bring in the most modern developments in health on the same platform and to encourage the dissemination of this information among all the healthcare givers and the health reformers in a digital way,” the Indian High Commissioner explained, noting that the next summit will be held in India.

He also plans to strengthen relations between the two countries in the pharmaceutical sector.

In this regard, Minister Lawrence told the Department of Public Information (DPI) that Guyana is opened to further collaboration with the South-Asian nation.

“As we all know, has made many strides in the health sector. As a matter of fact, even their presentation at the last WHO spoke to the health innovations that they have been able to accomplish, and so, I am quite certain that we have quite a lot to talk about and to see how we can be able to find new avenues to continue those relationships,” the Public Health Minister stated.     

Minister Lawrence praised the strong diplomatic ties with India and welcomed deepening the alliance between both countries. This year marks 50 years since Guyana has established diplomatic relations with India. On June 26, a reception was held at the Pegasus Hotel Guyana for outgoing High Commissioner of India to Guyana, Venkatachalam Mahalingam.

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