Narendra Modi Current Affairs - 2019
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Tuberculosis (TB) Free India Campaign after he inaugurated Delhi End-TB Summit in New Delhi.
The summit was co-hosted by Union Health Ministry, World Health Organisation (WHO) South East Asia Regional Office and Stop TB Partnership. It set stage for September 2018 United Nations High-Level Meeting on TB, where for first time, TB will be discussed in UN General Assembly (UNGA) at Heads of State level.
TB Free India Campaign
- The campaign aims to take activities of National Strategic Plan (NSP) for TB elimination forward in Mission mode. It will have funding of over Rs. 12,000 crore over next three years.
- It sets deadline to eradicate TB from the country by 2025, five years ahead of global target of 2030 mentioned in the Sustainable Development Goals.
- The motto of NSP under the campaign is to ensure every TB patient has access to quality diagnosis, treatment, and support.
- It adopts multi-pronged approach which aims to detect all TB patients with emphasis on reaching TB patients seeking care from private providers and undiagnosed TB in high-risk populations.
- It will treat all patients irrespective of where they seek care by adopting patient-centric approach and prevent emergence of TB in susceptible population groups and build empowered institutions and human resources to streamline implementation.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched National Nutrition Mission (NMM) at event held at Jhunjhunu in Rajasthan on the occasion of International Women’s Day. NNM is comprehensive approach towards raising nutrition level in country on a war footing.
National Nutrition Mission (NMM)
NNM is an apex body under Ministry of Women and Child Development to monitor, supervise, fix targets and guide nutrition related interventions across Ministries. It will monitor various schemes contributing towards addressing malnutrition.
It comprises mapping of various schemes contributing towards addressing malnutrition, incentivizing states/UTs for meeting targets, incentivizing Anganwadi Workers (AWWs) for using IT based tools, eliminating registers used by AWWs and introducing measurement of height of children at Anganwadi Centres (AWCs).
It will also comprise social audits, setting-up Nutrition Resource Centres and involving masses through Jan Andolan for their participation on nutrition through various activities, among others. The mission has been set up with a three year budget of Rs. 9046.17 crore commencing from 2017-18.
The mission targets to reduce stunting, under-nutrition, anaemia among young children, women and adolescent girls and reduce low birth weight by at least 2% per annum. Though target to reduce stunting is at least 2% annum, the mission will strive to achieve reduction in stunting from 38.4% (NFHS-4) to 25% by 2022.
More than 10 crore people are expected to be benefitted by programme. It will cover all states and districts in phased manner. 315 districts will be covered in 2017-18 and 235 districts in 2018-19, remaining districts will be covered in 2019-20.