The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India welcomes the participants and delegates of the Seventh Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP7) to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), scheduled from 7 November to 12 November, 2016 at India Expo Mart Ltd., Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
The WHO FCTC is the world’s first public health treaty provides a new legal dimension for international cooperation in healthcare in combating the tobacco epidemic. This is considered to be one of the most widely embraced treaties in the history of WHO and the United Nations. Read more…
About the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
The Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare is instrumental and responsible for implementation of various programmes on a national scale in the areas of health and family welfare, prevention and control of major communicable diseases and promotion of traditional and indigenous systems of medicine. In addition, the Ministry also assists States in preventing and controlling the spread of seasonal disease outbreaks and epidemics by providing technical assistance.
Minister In Charge
The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare is headed by Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda since 10th November, 2014. He is assisted by the Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare (MOS) – Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste and Smt. Anupriya Patel.
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About the Secretariat of the WHO FCTC
The Convention Secretariat is the global authority concerning the implementation of the UN tobacco control treaty. Its main functions aim at supporting Parties in fulfilling their obligations under the Convention, providing the necessary support to the Conference of the Parties and translating the decisions of the COP into programme activities. The Convention Secretariat is a semi-independent entity hosted by the World Health Organization in Geneva and cooperates with other competent international organizations and bodies, and non-governmental organizations accredited as observers to the Conference of the Parties.
For more information please see: http://www.who.int/fctc/secretariat/en/