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India wins UN award for its Hypertension Control Initiative under National Health Mission

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@UN award for "India Hypertension Control Initiative (IHCI)" - a large scale hypertension intervention within existing primary healthcare system under National Health Mission.IHCI has strengthened PM @NarendraModi Ji's mission to ensure health & wellness for all.

The minister also informed that the Government is committed to building a healthy & fit India. India Hypertension Control Initiative (IHCI) is in 138 districts in 23 states with more than 34 lakh people with hypertension taking treatment in Govt health facilities.

IHCI is a multi-partner initiative of the Government of India’s Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), WHO Country Office for India (WHO India) and Resolve to Save Lives (Technical partner). “Hypertension kills more adults than any other cause.

Treatment of people with a high risk of CVD is one of the best buys recommended by the WHO and scaling hypertension treatment and control can save millions of lives in the next decade," says Dr.

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