MoHFW launches new real time Health Management Information System online portal in five states

Health Management Information System (HMIS) portal- a digital initiative under National Health Mission, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) was launched by Ms Preeti Sudan Secretary, Health and Family Welfare in five states of India - Chandigarh, Karnataka, Punjab, Tripura and Uttar Pradesh, through a video-conference conducted with the states.

WHO Representative to India meets Union Health Minister

Dr Harsh Vardhan arrived at the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare on a bicycle to take charge as the Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare. He ascribed cycling to office as his ‘green good deed’ for the day and a great way to promote a healthy lifestyle.

A practitioner, a scientist, an innovator, a thought leader

Professor Bhargava is the winner of the 2019 Dr Lee Jong-wook Memorial Prize for Public Health for his achievements as a clinician, innovator, researcher and trainer.

This desire to treat people has continued throughout his 29 years of service. Even in his current roles as director general of the Indian Council of Medical Research and secretary of the governmental Department of Health Research, Professor Bhargava continues to see patients every week.

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.

WHO Representative to India

WHO Representative

WHO guidelines

A selection of evidence-based guidelines

WHO Country Office for India

The Guardian of Public Health in India

Making a difference

Success stories

Air pollution

Health impacts

Scam alert

Information about employment scams

Nipah Virus Infection

Nipah virus (NiV) infection is a newly emerging zoonosis that causes severe disease in both animals and humans. The natural host of the virus are fruit bats (Indian flying fox).


Message from WHO representative to India, on the occasion of World Food Safety Day