India Launches Pan-African Digital Knowledge and Health Network Project

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Digital knowledge and health network will serve as a digital bridge of knowledge and health between India and Africa

India has launched a pan-Africa digital knowledge and health network hence established its leadership role in an area. The five-year project aims at providing free tele-education courses in various academic disciplines to 4,000 students annually from African countries. The project was unveiled by Sushma Swaraj, external affairs minister.

It will provide free continuing medical education to 1,000 candidates comprising African doctors, nurses and paramedical staff. Where Indian doctors will provide free medical consultancy to African doctors who seek such consultancy. The current project also extends to French-speaking Western Africa.

The project will serve as a digital bridge

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As per interaction with ET, support by India in the education sector has received huge support in Africa for decades. Moreover, this new project will serve as a digital bridge of knowledge and health between India and Africa. It was also told that India has an edge over China and can offer what China has not been able to offer. In addition to this, Indian teachers have shaped the future of African youth for decades.

Sushma Swaraj commented that over the years they had built several bridges with Africa. Now, they are building the bridge of knowledge and health between India and Africa. India’s vision of Indian ocean security is cooperative and inclusive, rooted security and growth for all in the region. She also mentioned that they all should work together to ensure that Africa did not once again turn into a theatre of rival ambitions but becomes a nursery for the aspirations of Africa’s youth.

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