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.

Chief minister launches Kerala Antimicrobial Resistance Strategic Action Plan

Mr Pinarayi Vijayan, Chief Minister of Kerala launched the Kerala Antimicrobial Resistance Strategic Action Plan (KARSAP), the first of its kind in the country, at a consultation organized by the state government in partnership with the World Health Organization Country Office for India at Thiruvananthapuram on 25 October 2018.

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