NIMHANS Awarded Nelson Mandela Award For Health Promotion For 2024.

May 31, 2024 9:36 PM.

The National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) in Bengaluru has been awarded the Nelson Mandela Award for Health Promotion for 2024 by the World Health Organization (WHO). The institute is an Institute of National Importance under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Union Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya congratulated the institute, highlighting that it is a recognition of India’s efforts in inclusive healthcare. Union Health Secretary Apurva Chandra also congratulated the institute and expressed happiness at the recognition of India’s efforts and pioneering work in the field of mental health.

 The Nelson Mandela Award for Health Promotion, established by WHO in 2019, recognizes individuals, institutions, governmental or non-governmental organizations that have demonstrated remarkable contributions to health promotion.