UNIATF Award 2020 Kerala | United Nations Interagency Task Force WHO

UNIATF Award 2020 Kerala: On Thursday Kerala presented the UN Award for its “outstanding contribution” to the sustainability-related to non-communicable diseases. The UN Interagency Task Force (UNIATF) Award for the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases was declared this year by the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.


The award recognized state advances in the prevention and management of non-communicable and mental health disorders in 2019. The state has used creative methods and expertise in emergency recovery preparation to rapidly mobilize resources and establish a prompt and coordinated solution. The State was effective for controlling the mortality rate of non-communicable diseases in COVID-19.

In addition, the other programs of the state such as the lung disease control program, paralysis control program
cancer treatment programs were also considered for the award.

United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Non-Communicable Diseases

The Task Force reports once a year to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC). After adopting the 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development, the scope of work of UNIATF was extended to include “Non Communicable Diseases” related to Sustainable Development Goals. ECOSOC guides and coordinates the work of the United Nations System at the national level. The ECOSOC target is the 2030 Sustainability Plan Sustainable growth and 17 Growth Targets (DGs) are a global priority Action Plan for Enhancements Earth, people, prosperity, peace Peace partnerships which include mental health, injuries, violence, environmental issues, and nutrition issues. But roughly 70% of deaths worldwide are due to non-communicable diseases.

Non-Communicable Diseases in India

In India, almost 5.8 million people die per year from NCDs (heart and lung disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes) or, in other terms, 1 in 4 Indians have the chance of dying from the NCD before hitting age 70.NCDs in India are strongly connected to poverty.

Which State in India won the United Nations Interagency Task Force Award

Kerala wins United Nations award for preventing, controlling non-communicable diseases

Who is the World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General

For a five-year term, WHO member states elected Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as WHO director-general in May 2017 at the Seventieth World Health Assembly

What is the full form of UNIATF

The United Nations Interagency Task Force on the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases, subsequently referred to as the Task Force, was formed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations in 2013.

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