20/08/2016 - Cervical Cancer Project In Tamil Nadu Emerged Overall Winner For IIA Award


PUTRAJAYA, Aug 20 -- A non chemical disease programme known as the 'Scaling-up Cervical Cancer Screening, Early Detection And Treatment' by The Department of Health and Family Welfare of India was announced the overall winner of the Public Administration and Management (CAPAM) International Innovations Awards (IIA), tonight.

This Tamil Nadu health systems project which was also announced as the winner for the 'Innovation in Public Service Management' category was among the 12 finalists from the four categories contested, aimed at creating awareness, detection, treatment and follow-up on patients for effective control of cervical cancer.

This innovation showcases innovative solutions to the everyday, underlying demands of running a public service organisation in various fields.

Malaysia's entry entitled 'Create and Innovate, Make a Difference' which featured an innovative initiative by the Sarawak Chief Minister's Department to encourage creativity among the state's civil servants emerged as one of the winners in the Innovation DNA category.

The other winner was India's entry on the revival of Sasur Khaderi Rivulet And Lake Thithora - A Bhagirath Endeavour in Fathpur district of Uttar Pradesh project by the Infrastructure and Industrial Development of India.

Meanwhile, Lado (Beloved Child) Campaign aimed at eradicating child marriages in India's Madhya Pradesh state was announced the winner for the Citizen-Focused Innovation category while the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago's Ministry of Public Administration won the Innovation Incubation category for their Diamond Buzz project.

The CAPAM IIA celebrates the spirit of innovation in the public service by recognising organisations that have made significant contributions to improving governance and services in the public sector.