Enhancing Medical Collaboration between Sri Lanka and Germany

(Lanka-e-News - 05.April.2017, 11.45PM) Taking another step forward in enhancing German-Sri Lanka relations, the Ministry of Health, Nutrition & Indigenous Medicine of Sri Lanka and Heidelberg University Hospital, Germany made an agreement to improve its collaborations in the field of Medicine on Friday 31st March 2017 at the Medical Faculty of Heidelberg University.

Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, Minister of Health, Nutrition & Indigenous Medicine together with Mrs. Irmtraut Gürkan, Administrative Director and Vice-Chairman of the Board of the Heidelberg University Hospital, following their discussions agreed to sign an Agreement with the intention of developing collaborative programmes in the field of medicine, especially in the field of cancer research and training.

The National Center for Tumor Diseases NCT of the Heidelberg University is an international leader in cancer diagnosis and treatment and has a strong focus on improving cancer care by intensive clinical research activities. The initiative taken up by the two Parties is expected to open up new avenues for cancer research and training, and it is believed that Sri Lanka would benefit through enhancing the level of cancer care to Sri Lankan patients by promoting expert exchange of Sri Lankan oncologists with advanced international oncology centers. 

Apart from signing of the Agreement, the Medical Faculty of Heidelberg University held several other meetings between Hon. Dr. Rajitha Senaratne and senior medical professionals of the Heidelberg University, Medical Faculty. 

Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, attended this event on the sidelines of the Second Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety which was held from 29-30 March 2017 in Bonn, Germany. The Hon. Minister was accompanied by the Sri Lankan Ambassador to Germany, Karunatilaka Amunugama and other senior medical professionals from Sri Lanka.

Press release by Embassy of Sri Lanka, Berlin

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