India bags UN awards for fighting non-communicable diseases

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India bags UN awards for fighting non-communicable diseases

Oct 01, 2018 13:16 IST

Manoj Jhalani, Director National Health Mission and India's Health Ministry bagged the UN Interagency Task Force (UNIATF) Award for developing the National Multisectoral NCD Action Plan (NMAP) to fight Non communicable diseases, responsible for majority of deaths. The plan focused on diverse areas like tobacco control and excessive consumption of sugar, among others.

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