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Nelson Mandela Health Promotion Award 2024

Nelson Mandela Health Promotion Award 2024:

The World Health Organization (WHO) has given the Nelson Mandela Award for Health Promotion for 2024 to the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) in Bengaluru.

  • NIMHANS is known as India’s top mental health center. This very important award was given at the 77th World Health Assembly in Geneva.
  • The Nelson Mandela Award for Health Promotion was created by the WHO in 2019 to recognize the important work that people, institutions, and groups around the world have done to promote health.
  • This award recognizes excellent accomplishments and new ideas that have been used to improve health standards and advocacy.

NIMHANS: A Legacy in Mental Health Excellence

  • Under the leadership of Director Pratima Murthy, NIMHANS has been praised for both its history and its innovative methods to mental health care.
  • The institute does study, teaches, and takes care of patients, mostly in the areas of neuroscience and mental health.
  • It’s known for starting innovative programs in mental health, bringing mental health care into regular medical spaces, and starting digital health interventions.