WHO Director-General visits India for the Delhi End-TB Summit

The first official visit of WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu was marked by several milestone moments. This included reaffirming the Organization’s commitment towards working with the Government of India and all stakeholders for a TB-free India at the Delhi End-TB Summit organised by India’s Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW), WHO and Stop TB Partnership.

India on the path to Universal Health Coverage

“Only Swasth Bharat can be a Samriddha Bharat. India cannot realize its demographic dividend without its citizens being healthy,” said Mr Arun Jaitley, the Union Finance Minister while announcing the budget for 2018-19.

‘Healthy India, Prosperous India’, has been well reflected in the 2018-19 budget.

"Kangaroo Mother Care" programme in India helps premature triplets thrive

When Renuka Hadapad gave birth to triplets on 25 October 2016 in Koppal, India she saw little reason to celebrate. The babies were all girls. With two daughters already and a culture favouring male children, Renuka and her husband, Somappa, had hoped for a son. Moreover, despite a seamless birth in the district hospital, the triplets were born each weighing less than 1500 grams – making it difficult for them to nurse, stay warm or gain weight. Though Somappa and Renuka were heartbroken, the triplets needed their support to survive.

Advancing UHC in India: financing health, strengthening primary healthcare

Speaking at a national consultation to mark the Universal Health Coverage Day, Mr Jagat Prakash Nadda, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare reiterated government’s commitment to advancing the agenda of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in the country.

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