Last week of October 2015, New Delhi
As the government takes formative steps towards shaping a healthy India, with a vision to establish a universally “accessible, affordable and effective” healthcare system in the country, addressing NCDs emerges of paramount importance. The WHO states that NCDs account for over 60% of all deaths in India, including deaths from cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease, cancer and diabetes. Also, the World Economic Forum and the Harvard School of Public Health pointed out that India is set to lose US$4.58 trillion as a result of NCDs between 2012 and 2030.
PFCD is currently working on an action-oriented, integrated National Blueprint for management of chronic diseases in the country. Several key stakeholders, including public policy experts, medical professionals, health economists, and representatives from the civil society have provided their inputs.
Through this National Blueprint, PFCD aims to complement the Government of India’s efforts towards addressing the growing incidence of NCDs in the country and bring a positive and constructive shift from issue-stating to problem-solving, within the constraints that exist.
Watch out this space for more details