Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who’s in Japan for a two-day go to to attend the Quad leaders’ summit, on Monday applauded the 1-million plus all-women ASHA workforce that has been honoured by the World Health Organisation. “Delighted that the entire team of ASHA workers have been conferred the @WHO Director-General’s Global Health Leaders’ Award. Congratulations to all ASHA workers. They are at the forefront of ensuring a healthy India. Their dedication and determination is admirable. (sic)” the prime minister tweeted.
The ASHA staff – on the forefront of healthcare companies in rural India -on Sunday obtained the WHO recognition. They have earlier drawn reward for his or her function within the struggle towards Covid.
“The Accredited Social Health Activist Workers (ASHA) are more than 1 million female volunteers in #India, honored for their crucial role in linking the community with the health system and ensuring that those living in rural poverty can access primary health care services #WHA75. (sic),” the world well being physique wrote in a tweet.
“ASHA – means ‘hope’ in Hindi. These health workers provide maternal care & immunization for children against vaccine-preventable diseases; community health care; treatment for hypertension & tuberculosis & core areas of health promotion for nutrition, sanitation & healthy living. (sic),” one other put up learn.
This was one of many six awards that the WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus introduced on Sunday to recognise excellent contributions to advancing world well being, demonstrated management and dedication to regional well being points.
“At a time when the world is facing an unprecedented convergence of inequity, conflict, food insecurity, the climate crisis and a pandemic, this award recognises those who have made an outstanding contribution to protecting and promoting health around the world,” the WHO chief stated.
“These awardees embody lifelong dedication, relentless advocacy, a commitment to equity, and selfless service of humanity,” he added.
ASHA volunteers have additionally labored to offer maternal care and immunisation for kids towards vaccine-preventable illnesses; neighborhood well being care; therapy for hypertension and tuberculosis; and core areas of well being promotion for diet, sanitation and wholesome dwelling.
(With inputs from PTI)