Non-communicable diseases

Non communicable diseases (NCDs) contribute to around 5.87 million deaths that account for 60 % of all deaths in India. India shares more than two-third of the total deaths due to NCDs in the South-East Asia Region (SEAR) of WHO. The NCD burden in India will significantly worsen in the future: NCDs are more common among older populations; it is estimated that the people with diabetes will increase from 69.2 million in 2015 to 123.5 million by 2040. NCDs are not only associated with high mortality and lifelong morbidity but also have got a high economic implication. It is estimated that India will lose 4.5 trillion USD (2010 dollar) between 2012 and 2030 due to NCDs.


Current Projects

NCD project

The project aims to establish a model for scaling up NCD programs across urban areas based on learnings from pilot implementation in urban Mysore

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