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.

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.


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