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Kerala Wins UN Award For Prevention, Control Of Non-Communicable Diseases

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala bagged a United Nations award on Thursday for its “outstanding contribution” in the direction of the non-communicable diseases-related sustainable growth targets.

The UN Interagency Process Pressure (UNIATF) award this 12 months on prevention and management of non-communicable ailments was introduced by World Well being Group director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

The award recognises achievements throughout 2019 on the multisectoral motion within the prevention and management of NCDs, psychological well being and the broader NCD-related sustainable growth targets (SDGs).

Well being Minister Ok Ok Shailaja stated the award was a recognition of the tireless service of Kerala within the well being sector.

“The state government has arranged facilities from the basic public health centres to hospitals at all levels to treat the lifestyle diseases,” Shailaja stated in a press release. “We were able to control the death rate during the COVID-19 period as we were able to focus on the NCDs.”

She congratulated all of the well being staff for the achievement of the state.

That is the primary time the state has been recognised for this annual award. Kerala is among the many seven ministries of well being internationally.

The state authorities launch stated the award was a recognition of the life-style illness management mechanism in Kerala, and the therapy and free companies obtained by a big part of the inhabitants.

“In addition, the state-of-the-art lung disease control program, cancer treatment program and paralysis control program were also considered for the award,” it stated.

(PTI)

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