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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office in India has provided support for over $200 million of cooperative biomedical, behavioral and social science research and public health projects implemented by HHS' technical agencies, focused in high-priority areas such as HIV/AIDS, smallpox, polio, tuberculosis, malaria, influenza, and maternal and child health, and capacity building.
Through our collaborations we are:
- Developing new scientific knowledge
- Creating new technology for the development of vaccines, drugs, diagnostic tools, and medical devices
- Collaborating on the safety and efficacy of drugs, devices and food
- Working together to control, prevent, and eliminate diseases, and
- Training the next generation of Indian and U.S. scientists to effectively address the global health challenges of tomorrow
The benefits from HHS collaborations with India are visible today in many parts of the country, in the form of thousands of Indian scientists trained in the United States, dozens of collaborative programs, and numerous personal and institutional relationships.
With staff in several Indian cities, the CDC works on areas ranging from polio eradication to technical support for the surveillance and control of a variety of infectious diseases.
FDA works to ensure that food and medical products (drugs and devices) exported from India to the U.S. are safe, good quality, and effective.
NIH works to foster research collaborations with India in a wide array of infectious and non-communicable disease and other biomedical areas.