India wins UN Award for its initiative to control & prevent hypertension under National Health Mission.

  • In a significant achievement and recognition of the country’s efforts against hypertension, India has won the United Nations Award for its initiative to control and prevent hypertension under the government’s National Health Mission.
  • The India Hypertension Control Initiative (IHCI), a large-scale hypertension intervention under the National Health Mission, has been recognized for its exceptional work within India’s existing primary health system.
  • India Hypertension Control Initiative (IHCI) won the ‘2022 UN Interagency Task Force and the WHO Special Program on Primary Health Care Award’ at an event organized by the United Nations General Assembly in New York, United States on 21 September.