NIMHANS bags Nelson Mandela Award for Health Promotion for 2024 by WHO

01 June 2024 | News

A testament to NIMHANS' dedication and outstanding contributions to promoting mental health and well-being

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National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bengaluru, an Institute of National Importance under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, has been awarded with the Nelson Mandela Award for Health Promotion for 2024 by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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

This accolade arrives at a particularly momentous time for NIMHANS, as the Institute celebrates 50 years of its formation and the 70th anniversary of its precursor, the All India Institute of Mental Health (AIIMH). 

NIMHANS has been at the forefront of mental health and neurosciences, championing innovative approaches to research, education, and patient care. It has been instrumental in initiating and implementing avant-garde mental health programmes that address the needs of diverse populations. Its efforts in integrating mental healthcare into general healthcare, developing community-based strategies, and pioneering digital health interventions have been recognised globally.


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