COLOMBO, April 5 (Xinhua) -- The Sri Lankan Health Ministry signed an agreement with a German hospital to improve collaborations in the field of medicine, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said here Wednesday.
The agreement has been signed between the ministry and Germany's Heidelberg University Hospital.
Sri Lankan Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne and Irmtraut Gurkan, administrative director and vice-chairman of the Board of the Heidelberg University Hospital made the agreement with the intention of developing collaborative programs in the field of medicine, especially in the field of cancer research and training.
The National Center for Tumor Diseases NCT of the Heidelberg University is an international leader in cancer diagnosis and treatment and has a strong focus on improving cancer care by intensive clinical research activities.
The initiative taken up by the two parties is expected to open up new channels for cancer research and training in Sri Lanka.