Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India signed a Letter of Intent with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Norway to extend cooperation within the health sector through the Norway India Partnership Initiative (NIPI) for a period of three years starting from 2018. C. K. Mishra, Secretary (HFW) and his excellency, Nils Ragnar Kamsvag, Ambassador of Norway signed this Letter of Intent.
Through this letter, the cooperation between India and Norway will continue to be aligned with the development goals of the Indian government as outlined in its National Health Policy 2017 for achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The cooperation shall focus on global health issues of common interest. The partnership shall also include areas related to reproductive, maternal, new-born, child, adolescent health and health system strengthening, and shall build on experiences from NIPI phase I and II. The cooperation will continue to focus on innovative, catalytic, and strategic support, taking the Indian government's Intensification Plan for Accelerated Maternal and Child Survival in India as the starting point.