India Hypertension Control Initiative recognized nationally and internationally

Last week, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India and the Indian Council of Medical Research received an award for the India Hypertension Control Initiative (IHCI) from the UN Inter-Agency Task Force on the Prevention and Control of NCDs and the WHO Special Programme on Primary Health Care. Recognized for being “a highly impactful, large-scale hypertension intervention within India’s existing primary health care system,” the program was one of just 18 worldwide recognized.

IHCI was also hailed for saving lives by controlling high blood pressure by India’s Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, during a national radio program.