National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) Wins the Nelson Mandela Award for Health Promotion for 2024 by the World Health Organization (WHO)

  • The award, established in 2019, recognizes individuals, institutions, and/or governmental or non-governmental organizations that have made significant contributions to health promotion. 
  • Union Health Minister, Dr Mansukh Mandaviya, congratulates NIMHANS on receiving the award, stating it is a recognition of India’s efforts in inclusive healthcare. 
  • Union Health Secretary, Shri Apurva Chandra, expresses happiness at the recognition of India’s efforts in the mental health field. 
  • NIMHANS, an Institute of National Importance under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, has been at the forefront of mental health and neurosciences, championing innovative approaches to research, education, and patient care. 
  • The award is a testament to NIMHANS’ dedication and outstanding contributions to promoting mental health and well-being. 
  • The award comes at a momentous time for NIMHANS, as the Institute celebrates 50 years of its formation and 70 years of its precursor, the All India Institute of Mental Health (AIIMH).
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