BRICS countries to strengthen cooperation on health care

Source: Xinhua| 2017-07-06 23:19:46|Editor: An
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Representatives attending BRICS Health Ministers Meeting visit a medicine enterprise in Tianjin, north China, July 7, 2017. BRICS Health Ministers Meeting and High Level Meeting on Traditional Medicine kicked off in Tianjin on July 6. (Xinhua/Zhang Yuwei) 

TIANJIN, July 6 (Xinhua) -- BRICS countries will work together in global governance of health care and share experience in improving health service, said a communique passed Thursday.

According to the communique adopted at the BRICS Health Ministers Meeting in Tianjin, BRICS countries - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - will share experience and jointly push forward research and development of health care products.

A network for tuberculosis research will be set up, while the countries will also take joint action against HIV/AIDS, and make health service more accessible by using information technology, the communique said.

The meeting also saw the release of a joint declaration on traditional medicine, which underlined traditional medicine's role in BRICS countries as a significant resource in primary health care services.

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