The UN Interagency Task Force on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (UNIATF) at its 10th meeting in Vienna in February 2018 initiated the UNIATF award to recognize those making an outstanding contribution to NCD prevention and control. The first awards were presented during the “Friends of the Task Force” meeting in the margins of the Third High-level Meeting on NCDs at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, on 27 September 2018.
Two awards have been awarded to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. One in the category of: Outstanding Ministries of Health and the second in the category of: Outstanding individuals in Ministries of Health. This has been awarded to Shri Manoj Jhalani, Additional Secretary and Mission Director (NHM) for Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India. (Image courtesy: MoHFW, Govt of India)
Hearty Congratulations! For more details on the award: http://www.who.int/ncds/un-task-force/events/2018-awards/en/