India Pharma Summit, 29 November 2011, New Delhi
Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP), Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers,
Government of India, in partnership with the WHO Country Office for India and Federation for India Chambers of
Commerce and Industry (FICCI) is organizing the Third India Pharma Summit on
29 November, 2011 at FICCI, Federation House, New Delhi. The theme of the summit this
year is: “Indian Pharma -
Road Map for Global Leadership in Generic Medicines”. The summit will offer a
platform to various stakeholders ranging from regulators, policy makers, and
industry to address the key issues, challenges & opportunities, and chart
a road map for India
as the global leader in generic medicines.
WHO & Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Called for Action on
Universal Coverage for Noncommunicable Diseases
Hon’ble Minister of Health &
Family Welfare, policymakers, health experts, and leaders met in New Delhi to take
forward the agenda of universal coverage, prevention and control of NCDs, at
the 2-day National Summit on Universal Coverage for Noncommunicable Diseases.
In order to address one of the leading causes of death and disability in
India today: noncommunicable diseases like heart attacks and strokes,
cancers, diabetes and chronic respiratory disease, the Ministry of Health and
Family Welfare (MoHFW) and the World Health Organization (WHO) jointly
organized this summit on 23-24 August 2011.
With commencement of the UN High
Level Meeting on NCDs in September 2011, the time was right to take a giant
step in this field.
from WHO Representative to India
The WHO Framework Convention on
Tobacco Control (FCTC)
Every Year, World Health
Organization celebrates World No Tobacco Day on 31 May to draw global
attention to the devastating health effect of tobacco use and the importance
of the tobacco control programme. The theme for World No Tobacco Day 2011 is
"The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC)".
The WHO Framework Convention on
Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) is the world's foremost tobacco control
instrument. The first treaty ever negotiated under the auspices of WHO, it
represents a signal achievement in the advancement of public health.
World No Tobacco Day 2011 will
highlight the treaty's overall importance, to stress Parties' obligations
under the treaty and to promote the essential role of the Conference of the
Parties and WHO in supporting countries' efforts to meet those obligations.
Role of India in WHO FCTC
Road Safety in 10 countries
India loses more than 100 000
lives due to road traffic crashes every year. It has a road traffic fatality
rate of 16.8 deaths per 100 000 population. Approximately half of all deaths
on the country's roads are among vulnerable road users - motorcyclists,
pedestrians and cyclists.
To create public awareness about road safety
WHO along with its consortium partners is implementing the Road
Safety Project (RS 10) to reduce death and disability through road traffic
injury prevention projects. The project will be implemented in two
states, Punjab and Andhra Pradesh.
Both states will include a component on improving trauma care,
which will be carried out through training of casualty staff using
international recognized and accredited training courses.
India is one of the
ten countries included in the WHO Road Safety in 10 countries project
which will be conducted over 5-years by a consortium of six
Observing World Health Day in New Delhi
WHO India Country Office
organized mass awareness events in the city on 7th April 2011 to observe the
World Health Day.
run was flagged off by (Left to Right)
Dr. Nata Menabde, WHO Representative to India, Dr. R.K Srivastava, Director
General of Health Services, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, GOI and
Dr. Bhurelal, Chairman, EPCA (Environment Pollution Prevention Control
More Information about the World Health Day
World Health Day India Press Conference
Antimicrobial resistance is a serious problem that
strikes at the core of infectious disease control. The discovery and
development of antimicrobials, also called "miracle drugs", has
been one of the most important advances in the history of modern medicine.
However, these magic bullets are losing their efficacy due to the development
of antimicrobial resistance. Therefore, the World Health Organization (WHO)
declared antimicrobial resistance (AMR) as the theme for the World Health Day
Nata Menabde, WHO Representative to India addressing the media in New Delhi,
World Health Day Kit