Tribal Health and Nutrition Portal | Swasthya | UPSC

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Tribal Health and Nutrition Portal -“Swasthya” UPSC

Tribal Health and Nutrition Portal | Swasthya | UPSC

      HEADLINES:

Shri arjun munda to e-launch tribal health and nutrition portal “swasthya” on 17th august, 2020

      WHY IN NEWS:

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MINISTRY? :-Ministry of Tribal Affairs
SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 3:Health:Diseases:Portal

      LEARNING: 

For PRELIMS go through the aim and developers of the portal . Understand the objective and its beneficiaries .

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      CONTEXT: 

The portal takes care of overall improvements in the health and nutrition status of the tribal population in India.

AIM

  • A first of its kind Tribal Health & Nutrition Portal.

It is one-stop solution for the health & nutrition status of the tribal population of India.

DEVELOPED BY

The Ministry of Tribal Affairs in collaboration with Piramal Swasthya, the Centre of Excellence has developed this Tribal Health and Nutrition Portal ‘Swasthya’.

FEATURES

  • It is a one-stop solution presenting all information pertaining to tribal health and nutrition related to Scheduled Tribe people.

It has a dashboard, knowledge repository, partner segment, Sickle Cell Diseases (SCD) support corner.

  • The dashboard presents data curated from multiple sources for the 177 identified high priority tribal districts.
  • The Portal also has research studies, innovations and best practices on tribal community curated from multiple sources related to tribal health and nutrition.

SIGNIFICANCE

  • Swasthya’ is the first of its kind comprehensive platform for health and nutrition related information of the tribal population of India.

Tribal Health and Nutrition Portal -“Swasthya” | UPSC

  • In addition, the SCD Support Corner available in the Portal encourages people with Sickle Cell disease or trait to register themselves.

It is hoped that this Portal will bridge the existing knowledge and drive evidence-based policy making .

  • This will also catalyze a series of actions which will ultimately lead to overall improvements in the health and nutrition status of the tribal population in India.

MANAGEMENT

The Portal will be managed by the Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Knowledge Management in Health and Nutrition.

  • It is established by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs in collaboration with Piramal Swasthya Management and Research Institute.

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

  • This CoE works towards consolidating data for tribal health & nutrition, facilitating evidence-based policy making and documenting successful models.
  • Also CoE is indulged in best practices and innovative solutions, disseminating and facilitating exchange of knowledge with stakeholders to improve tribal health & nutrition outcomes.
     SOURCES:THE HINDU & PIB | Swasthya Portal

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