Kerala has won the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases Awards 2020 for its “outstanding contribution” towards the non-communicable diseases-related sustainable development goals. Kerala has been awarded for the tireless service of the state in the health sector. This is the first time for Kerala to be recognised by this annual UN Award and along with Kerala 6 other health ministries across the globe have won the 2020 UNIATF Award.
About UNIATF Award 2020:
The 2020 award recognises the contributions and achievements of the year 2019 on the multisectoral actions in the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases, Mental Health and other SDGs related to non-communicable diseases. The award also recognised the state of the art lung disease control program, cancer treatment program and paralysis control programme of the state.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- WHO Director-General: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
- WHO Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland.
- Chief Minister of Kerala: Pinarayi Vijayan; Governor: Arif Mohammad Khan.