China and Pakistan sign MoU to improve facilities for handicapped people

The MoU was one of the other three MoUs signed by the two countries during Prime Minister Imran Khan’s China visit.

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A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Improving Access to Assistive Technology has been signed between the Ministry of National Health Services and the Chinese Disabled People’s Federation (CDPF). This agreement will help millions of handicapped people, in Pakistan, China and all other countries that are a part of the Belt and Road Initiative.

The MoU was one of the other three MoUs signed by the two countries during Prime Minister Imran Khan’s China visit. After having signed the agreement, Dr. Zafar Mirza, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health, hoped that Pakistan’s developing industry in this department would benefit through industrial cooperation, China has the world’s most advanced and largest assistive technology industry.

“This will further enhance the existing bilateral relations, friendship and cooperation between the two countries especially in the field of Public Health and Medical Research to promote health services for the welfare of the people of Pakistan”- he stated.

China has 86 million disabled people, which is the largest number globally. Pakistan is ahead in the cause of assistive technology worldwide and continues to lead successful efforts to promote for those in need across the world.

The Pakistan-led resolution on Improving Access to Assistive Technology was passed in 2018 by the World Health Assembly. Dr. Zafar will speak on assistive technology in Beijing today (Thursday).

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