The Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) which is an Indian public-private health organization, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with University of Melbourne, in order to improve the status of the disability programme launched by the body.
India and Australia is already in ties with each other in the field of health. This MoU would further strengthen the tie-up and include newer methods and implementations of programmes. The signing of the MoU took place in the national capital Delhi.
Deputy Vice Chancellor of University of Melbourne Sue Elliott said that the agreement was a great opportunity which would allow both the institutions to share their expertise in the field of public health and research.
In the MoU there would be focus in a three year programme that would be aided by Australia. It would be fit in to the establishment of an institute of health and family welfare in Uttarakhand and a flagship course on public health leadership. There would be emphasis on the collaborative research, academic exchanges visits, and collaborative association between the two universities in regional and global forums throughout the academic year. This would help students get global exposure and healthy learning opportunities.