New Delhi, Wednesday, 22nd March 2023 – GIZ India’s Indo German Programme on Universal Health Coverage (IGUHC) and Boehringer Ingelheim India are teaming up to focus on achieving the broad system outcomes of equity, quality, and resource optimization in healthcare. This will be achieved by strengthening systems for health financing, human resources for health, health care technologies, health information, partnerships, sector leadership, policy, and governance, focusing on both communicable diseases and the government priority of managing chronic conditions like diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and related co morbidities.
Under a Memorandum of Understanding (signed in New Delhi on Wednesday 22nd March), the partners will focus on supporting health system innovation with global knowledge, improving the institutional structure for evidence based and sustainable health system strengthening, to better respond to health system challenges, while benefitting patients.
Further, the partnership would focus on developing strategies that improves one or more of the functions of the health system and that leads to better health outcomes through improvements in access, coverage, quality, or efficiency and reducing out of pocket expenditure on health as percentage of total health expenditure and improving quality of care with respect to clinical protocols, administrative and management processes and for support services.
Statement from BI India’s Spokesperson:
Sandip Agarwal, Interim Managing Director, Boehringer Ingelheim India said, “We aim to synergize our expertise and strengthen our efforts towards achieving the common goal of promoting universal health coverage in the country. Our partnership with GIZ India’s Indo German Programme on Universal Health Coverage is another step to invest and enable collaborations that can deliver health benefits for patients and communities in India.”
Statement from GIZ India’s Spokesperson:
Amit Paliwal, Programme Director, GIZ India’s Indo German Programme on Universal Health Coverage said, “We commit to bring a comprehensive change in strengthening India’s healthcare systems while ensuring equity, quality and sustainability towards our joint mission to achieve Universal Health Coverage in Inda.”