Every year, roughly 5.8 million Indians die from heart and lung diseases, stroke, cancer and diabetes. In other words, 1 in 4 Indians risks dying from an NCD before they reach the age of 70. In line with WHO’s Global action plan for the prevention and control of NCDs 2013-2020, India is the first country to develop specific national targets and indicators aimed at reducing the number of global premature deaths from NCDs by 25% by 2025.
A strong surveillance system was the game-changer in India’s triumph over polio. Now the same skills that brought the polio virus to its knees, are being used to fight the Ebola virus disease. A team of 26 Surveillance Medical Officers from WHO India’s National Polio Surveillance Project have been deputed to the most affected countries in West Africa – Sierra Leone and Liberia.
As a part of the Vibrant Gujarat event, WHO Country Office for India co-hosted with the Government of Gujarat, a seminar, ‘Health for ALL – Leveraging Technology, Innovations and Enablers’ on 12 January 2015 at Gandhinagar
The World Health Organization Country Office for India joined the government of Gujarat to celebrate its polio-free status on 11 January 2015 at Gandhinagar, the state capital. Mrs Ban Soon-taek, wife of Mr Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General and Dr Nata Menabde, WHO Representative to India felicitated the state officials for their role in polio eradication at this special event.
National Stakeholder Consultation on Clinical Establishment Act in India
Joint Mission of the United Nations Interagency Task Force on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases to India
World AIDS Day 2014
National Conference on Free Medicines’ Schemes in the States of India
WHO supports the first national anti-tuberculosis drug resistance survey
Polio-free certification status of India celebrated at Bengaluru
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