Grenada Ministry of Health Signs Memorandum of Understanding with the National Medical Research Center of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Immunology of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation
ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA – May 24, 2018 – Embassy of Grenada to the Russian Federation, announced that on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF 2018), the Ministry of Health of Grenada, represented by Hon. Minister Nickolas Steele executed the Memorandum of Understanding with the National Medical Research Center of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Immunology of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation named after Dmitry Rogachev.
The parties recognizing the benefits of a long-term and mutually beneficial cooperation in the field of healthcare guided by the desire to develop partnership and cooperation for the implementation of international healthcare quality standards, innovative technologies and education have set out the framework to create, maintain and strengthen bilateral cooperation.
Highlights of the Memorandum of Understanding:
- Cooperation between medical organizations on specialized issues and diagnostics through teleconferences, etc.;
- Joint research and its application in treatment;
- Assistance in creation of a pediatric cancer registration database system in Russia;
- The exchange of information and experience of medical practice in the diagnosis and treatment of childhood and adolescent oncological, immunological and hematological diseases as well as for the rehabilitation of this group of patients;
- The conduct of joint research, conferences and symposia;
- The professional development of medical staff as well as on-the-job specialist training;
- Cooperation related to postgraduate education and research, as agreed by the Parties;
- The provision of medical and educational services.
“In our national journey to universal healthcare coverage no place is too far and no two peoples so different that we should not be working together, in fact it is the opposite, we must go further and forge new relationship if we are to achieve the goal of universal health coverage,” commented Hon. Nickolas Steele, Minister of Health, Social Security and International Business of Grenada.
Grenada continues as host to one of URC’s Primary Health Care Operations Research Project
In recent years, the Ministry of Health in Grenada has moved primary health care to the top of its national agenda. Grenada has been host to one of URC’s largest projects, the Primary Health Care Operations Research Project (PRICOR). In 1981, URC’s non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), launched PRICOR and undertook multi-country research to guide developing countries, including Grenada, in strengthening their primary health care services. CHS pioneered the development of a practical, systematic approach to operations research on critical issues facing primary health care services in developing countries. The project investigated, in partnership with health care providers and their managers in developing countries, the use of community health workers, community mobilization, community financing of primary health services, and community-based commodity distribution.