U.S.-India Partnership Must Include Engagement In Public Health

Huffington Post: Fulfilling the U.S. and India’s Extraordinary Promise Through Public Health
Akash Goel, resident physician in internal medicine at New York Presbyterian/Columbia University

“Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first visit to the United States has ushered in a wave of newly found interest and enthusiasm in U.S.-India engagement. There has been considerable interest by both private and public sectors alike regarding the outcomes and specific deliverables that will follow on the heels of the visit to fulfill what President Obama calls the ‘extraordinary promise of U.S.-India strategic partnership.’ … An area that has received little attention, quite shortsightedly, is engagement on public health. There are a few key areas of low hanging fruit in which there are natural and obvious synergies for engagement in public health between the U.S. and India. … Now is a defining moment of leadership between both countries. Any strategic partnership must include engagements on public health in order to fulfill the extraordinary promise of the world’s two largest democracies” (10/3).