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National Health Mission Director Manoj Jhalani bags prestigious UN award

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

has been conferred the prestigious Award for his outstanding contribution towards the prevention and control of

Jhalani, an in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, was given the award in recognition of Indian government's efforts in the field of prevention and control of (NCDs), according to an official statement.

The award will be conferred on Jhalani during the third high-level meeting of the on the prevention and control of NCDs in on September 27.

India's national programme to control NCDs has been scaled up by more than eight times in the past four years and covers all the 36 states/union territories now, the statement said.

Free diagnosis, treatment, follow-up, referral and back referral have been integrated into the programme with an platform developed through a multi-stakeholder partnership. The intervention also forms the core of the government's Ayushman Bharat, it said.

The Interagency Task Force (UNIATF) on the Prevention and Control of NCDs coordinates the activities of relevant UN organisations and other inter-governmental organisations to support governments to meet high-level commitments to respond to worldwide. The commitments were made by Heads of State and Government in the 2011 Political Declaration on NCDs.

The task force was established by the UN in June 2013 and placed under the leadership of WHO.

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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 21:00 IST