India hosts first global intergovernmental meeting on digital health

The 4th Global Digital Health Partnership (GDHP) summit is being organized by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India in partnership with World Health Organization (WHO) and the Global Digital Health Partnership from 25-26 February 2019 in New Delhi, India.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Jagat Prakash Nadda, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare said, “Our vision is to create an integrated digital health platform and have longitudinal electronic health record for 1.3 billion people of India.”

Road Safety Legislation and Multi-sectoral Action

A technical consultation and a policy dialogue on road safety legislation and enforcement, was organized on 19-20 December 2018 at New Delhi. The consultation was a joint initiative of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, NITI Aayog and WHO Country Office for India. It brought together a wide spectrum of key stakeholders representing the government, civil society organisations, international development partners, the legal and the media fraternities to set national road safety targets, develop an action plan, and put an impetus to the passage of Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill 2017.

India hosts 4th WHO Global Forum on Medical Devices

The 4th WHO Global Forum on Medical Devices ‘Increasing Access to Medical Devices’ was organised from 13-15 December 2018 at Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.

Union Government launches a new state-of-the art Information Platform to monitor public health surveillance

Ms Preeti Sudan, Union Health Secretary launched the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) segment of Integrated Health Information Platform (IHIP) in seven states today. The path-breaking initiative will provide near-real-time data to policy makers for detecting outbreaks, reducing the morbidity and mortality and lessening disease burden in the populations and better health systems.

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