WHO Director-General’s Global Health Leaders’ Award- Relevance for UPSC Exam
- GS Paper 2: Governance, Administration and Challenges- Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
WHO Director-General’s Global Health Leaders’ Award in News
- Recently, the Prime Minister has expressed his happiness for the entire team of ASHA workers receiving WHO Director-General’s Global Health Leaders’ award.
- Shri Modi said that ASHA workers are at forefront of ensuring a healthy India and their dedication and determination is admirable.
ASHA workers win WHO’s Global Health Leaders’ Award
- India’s one million all-women ASHA workers were awarded and honoured by WHO for their-
- Outstanding contribution to advancing global health,
- Demonstrated leadership and
- Commitment to regional health issues.
- They were honoured for their crucial role in linking the community with the health system and ensuring those living in rural poverty can access primary health care services, throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
- WHO has said that ASHAs worked to-
- Provide maternal care and immunization for children against vaccine-preventable diseases;
- Community health care;
- Treatment for hypertension and tuberculosis; and
- Core areas of health promotion for nutrition, sanitation, and healthy living.
WHO Director-General’s Global Health Leaders’ Award
- About: WHO Director-General’s Global Health Leaders’ Awards were established in 2019 by the Director-general of WHO.
- Award: WHO Director-General’s Global Health Leaders’ Awards are given during the session of the World Health Assembly (WHO).
World Health Organization (WHO)
- About: WHO is the United Nations agency that connects nations, partners and people to promote health, keep the world safe and serve the vulnerable – so everyone, everywhere can attain the highest level of health.
- WHO Headquarters: WHO’s global office is located in Geneva, Switzerland.
- WHO Regional Offices: WHO Member States are grouped into 6 regions. Each region has a regional office.
- WHO Country Offices: WHO collaborates with our Member States to provide on-the-ground planning, implementing and monitoring of health programmes.
- WHO Formation: World Health Organization (WHO) was founded in 1948 by the United Nations (UN).
- Member Countries: WHO has 194 Member States spread across 6 regions of the World.
- WHO’s Key Role: WHO leads global efforts to expand universal health coverage. WHO direct and coordinate the world’s response to health emergencies.
- WHO promote healthier lives – from pregnancy care through old age.
- WHO’s Triple Billion targets outline an ambitious plan for the world to achieve good health for all using science-based policies and programmes.
- Participation: From governments and civil society to international organizations, foundations, advocates, researchers and health workers, WHO mobilize every part of society to advance the health and security of all.