The governments of India and Norway have extended cooperation within the health sector for a period of three years starting from 2018 to 2020.
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Norway and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India has been signed to this effect, recently.
The extension of the Norway India Partnership Initiative (NIPI) will include areas related to maternal, newborn, child health etc. The cooperation will continue to focus on innovative, catalytic and strategic support.
The best practices in maternal and new-born child health carried out under the National Health Mission and NIPI shall be shared for global dissemination and learning.
In the recent World Health Assembly, Family Participatory Care, an initiative of NIPI was showcased as an India case study.
Norway and India had agreed in 2006 to collaborate towards achieving Millennium Development Goals 4 (MDG 4) to reduce child mortality.