Health Ministry gets Porter Prize 2023 for Government's strategy in managing COVID-19

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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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