Deepening Health Partnerships between Victoria and India

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India offers some of the world’s best private health care and is the world leader in the production of generic pharmaceuticals. The value of India’s health sector is expected to double between 2018 and 2022, from around US$185 billion to US$372 billion. Victoria’s India Strategy identifies health as one of the priority sectors for engagement.

This policy brief provides an overview of India’s complex health system and burgeoning health care market. It identifies the following areas for industry engagement and research collaboration between Victoria and India:

  1. Primary and rural community health initiatives for achieving Universal Health Care
  2. Disability and mental health policy, programs and training
  3. Aged and palliative care
  4. M-health and digital technology innovations
  5. Antimicrobial resistance
  6. Cancer prevention and management