The ministers of health of Israel and the United States signed a memorandum of understanding for cooperation between the ministries of health in the two countries: As part of the visit to the United States, Health Minister Moshe Arbel and his American counterpart, Health Secretary Javier Bisera, signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen cooperation between the two countries in a number of areas on health.
In the joint statement, the ministers expressed their commitment to cooperation in many areas of importance to Israel and the United States, including: promotion and development of services in the field of mental health, research in the field of health and the technological system, food security, licensing of drugs and medical devices, public health, including preparedness for future epidemics. The collaboration will also help in behavioral health, digital health and artificial intelligence in the healthcare system, genomic medicine and personalized medicine.
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Health Minister Moshe Arbel: "The friendship between Israel and the United States is stronger than ever, and the cooperation between the countries is a layer of tremendous significance. For us, the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences are a warning light and a call for direction to work together in advancing solutions in the field of both physical and mental health."
Arbel and Bisra sign the memorandum,
The minister added, "The Israeli and American health systems are considered the best and I am happy and excited that after several years I had the privilege of signing such an important memorandum of understanding that will help bring relief, blessing and prosperity to the citizens of Israel and the United States, as well as to the residents of the entire world. With this agreement as well, we have placed investment in mental health at the forefront and as a high priority, mental health services will no longer be the backyard of health services both in Israel and in the United States."
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