| James Kon |
THE 1st Joint Working Group (JWG) on Health Cooperation Meeting between Brunei Darussalam and the Republic of Indonesia concluded on a high note, with the signing of ‘Plan of Action’ on health focussing on seven main agendas for areas of cooperation in the field of health between both countries.
The areas of cooperation are exchange of information on public health (disease control, environment health, occupational health and food safety); exchange of information on health promotion; exchange of information on traditional medicines; medicine products and health technology regulations; exchange of information on traditional and complementary medicines; identifying mutually agreed areas in the exchange of health and medical experts; developing exchange and internship programmes for health professionals in specific specialties; and joint research and development in the area of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
The signing of the Plan of Action (PoA) on health is part of the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on health cooperation between Brunei Darussalam and the Republic of Indonesia.
Signing on behalf of Brunei Darussalam was Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health Haji Abdul Manap bin Othman while Secretary General of Health Indonesia Oscar Primadi represented Indonesia.
Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to Brunei Darussalam Dr Sujatmiko witnessed the signing with officials from both sides.
The 1st Joint Working Group (JWG) on Health Cooperation Meeting was held at The Rizqun International Hotel from July 9-10. The Brunei delegation is led by the permanent secretary, while the Indonesian delegates are led by Oscar Primadi.
The meeting aims to strengthen the close cooperation between both countries in the field of health formalised through the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Health Cooperation.
Oscar Primadi and the Indonesian delegation will conduct a working visit to the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital, the Berakas Health Centre and Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) today.