Health Ministry gets Porter Prize 2023 for Government's strategy in managing COVID-19
The Union Health Ministry has been awarded the Porter Prize 2023 for successfully combating the COVID-19 crisis.
An overview of the news
The award recognized the Government of India's strategy, approach and involvement of various stakeholders in the management of COVID-19, especially ASHA workers in the industry for making PPE kits.
The prize was announced at “The India Dialog”, organized by Institute for Competitiveness (IFC) and US Asia Technology Management Center (USATMC) at Stanford University on February 23-24.
The award was presented to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare by Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya and Secretary of the Ministry, Rajesh Bhushan.
The theme of the two-day conference was “The Indian Economy 2023: Innovation, Competitiveness and Social Progress”.
Experts appreciated the three pillars of India's strategy for COVID-19 management - prevention, relief package and vaccine administration.
About Porter Prize
The award is named after American citizen Michael E Porter - economist, researcher, author, consultant, speaker and teacher.
He conceptualized economic theory and strategy to address challenging problems in the areas of market competition and company strategy, economic development, the environment and healthcare.
His research has received many awards and he is currently one of the most cited scholars in economics and business.
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