Kerala wins UN award for preventing,controlling of non-communicable diseases

Health Minister KK Shailaja congratulated all the health workers on the award

Kerala won the UN award on Thursday for its prolific work towards the non- communicable diseases related to sustainable development goals.

Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja said the award showcases the relentless service of Kerala in the health sector.

She stood firm on the state's arrangements from basic health centers to hospitals at all levels to treat the lifestyle diseases and congratulated all the health workers for the award.

The UN Interagency Task Force award was announced by the World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghenreyesus.

The award takes into account the achievements during 2019 on the multi-sectoral action in prevention and control of NCDs, mental health, and the wider NCD- related sustainable development goals.

Kerala is among the seven ministries of health across the world. This is the first time me the state has been recognized for this annual award by the UN.

The state government release emphasized the contribution of state-of-the-art lung disease control programs, cancer treatment programs, and paralysis control programs in worldwide recognition.

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