Meant to commemorate the first anniversary of the signing of the MoU between the two countries, the Indo-Swedish health week has kicked off.
The five-day event will be jointly inaugurated by Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad and his Swedish counterpart Maria Larsson.
The two countries have their traditional strengths, which they would like to share.
India would like to offer its expertise in traditional medicines like yoga and ayurveda as well as good quality and cheap generic drugs; while Sweden would like to offer its expertise in the field of diagnostics and medical education.
The two countries have identified common areas of collaboration for which thematic workshops in six fields viz antimicrobial resistance, pharmaceuticals, medical research, health policy research, alcohol policy and adolescent health is being organised at the National Institute of Health and Family Welfare on the February 2.
Activities for the week are planned at Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Mumbai.