The Minister of Health and senior health ministry officials met the US Secretary of Health in Washington in order to sign a cooperation agreement between Israel and the United States regarding innovation in health
Senior health ministry officials, headed by the Minister of Health, Yakov Litzman, yesterday met in Washington with the US Secretary of Health, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, with the participation of the Israeli ambassador in Washington, Mr. Ron Dermer, and signed a cooperation agreement between Israel and the United States regarding innovation in health, and the leading of joint work groups, with the objective of promoting health and the quality of medical treatment.
At the meeting, mutual investment by the two countries was agreed upon in research initiatives regarding cancer and additional fields. It was also decided to advance cooperation in the field of the aging of the population and quality indicators in health.
The Secretary of Health was very impressed with innovation in the field of health in Israel, and said that she sees in Israel a reliable partner in health promotion in the world.