November 8, 2022 Ashgabat, Turkmenistan – On November 7, 2022, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Donald Lu, on behalf of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. Department of State, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in the fields of health and medical sciences between the United States Government and the Government of Turkmenistan. The Minister of Health and Medical Services of Turkmenistan, Atageldi Germanov signed the Memorandum on behalf of the Government of Turkmenistan.
The MOU provides a basis for collaboration between the two governments in areas of health such as public health services, including emergency disease outbreak responses, scientific and applied research in preventive and clinical health, implementation of e-health solutions, and prevention, surveillance and control of communicable diseases and noncommunicable diseases.
The participants intend to implement this MOU by means of mutual consultations, exchange of specialists and information, joint projects, participation in symposiums and conferences, publication of articles, as well as other ways of cooperation in areas of mutual concern. Additionally, this MOU will promote direct engagement between health education institutions, health care facilities and other health system related public organizations of both countries.