Maldives signs MoU for cancer care support from India

Health Minister Abdulla Ameen (CL) at the exchange of an agreement between Maldives and India for cancer care support on September 16, 2019. (Photo/Ministry of Health)

Maldives and India have exchanged an agreement for technical assistance from Regional Cancer Center in Trivandrum to boost the quality of cancer care in Maldives.

Health Ministry confirms the MoU was signed this Monday.

According to the Health Ministry, the agreement is for cooperation in cancer prevention and treatment with the aim of collaborations for comprehensive cancer care in Maldives.

As part of the agreement, RCC will lend its technical assistance to improve the quality of cancer care programs run in Maldives, led its assistance to establishing more cancer care facilities in Maldives, and lend its assistance to provide specialized training to doctors, nurses, lab technicians and pharmacists.

The agreement will also allow Maldives to take advantage of resources of RCC’s sub centers and its welfare programs.