India wins UN award for hypertension control initiative

India wins UN award for hypertension control initiative

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Category : Awards Published on: September 23 2022

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  • India has won a UN award for its initiative to control and prevent hypertension under the government's National Health Mission.  
  • The India Hypertension Control Initiative (IHCI) has been recognized for its exceptional work within the country's existing primary healthcare system.
  • The award recognizes the outstanding commitment and action of India to prevent and control non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and deliver integrated people-centric primary care.
  • Hypertension or uncontrolled blood pressure is one of the risk factors for cardiovascular-related diseases such as stroke, heart attack, etc. Cardiovascular deaths are responsible for one-third of the total deaths in India.
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