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WHO's Action Plan for Prevention and Control of NCDs
Jan 09, 2015

WHO has developed a comprehensive Global Monitoring Framework and Action Plan for prevention and Control of Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs 2013-2020), which was endorsed by the 66th World Health Assembly (WHA) in May 2013. The Framework includes a set of nine voluntary targets and 25 indicators which can be applied across regional and country settings.

India is the first country globally to adopt the NCD Global Monitoring Framework and Action Plan to its National Context. Regional Consultation to develop a comprehensive National Action Plan was organized by Ministry of Health and family Welfare and WHO Country Office for India in Guwahati (29-30 November, 2013), Bengaluru (13-14 December, 2013) and Delhi (19-20 December, 2013).

The Government of India is implementing various NCD programmes as under through the State Governments:

  • National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases & Stroke (NPCDCS).

  • National Programme of Health Care of Elderly (NPHCE).

  • National Iodine Deficiency Disorders Control Programme (NIDDCP).

  • National Programme for Control of Blindness (NPCB).

  • National Mental Health Programme (NMHP).

  • National Programme for Prevention and Control of Deafness (NPPCD).


From 2013-14 onwards, the interventions up to the district level for prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment under NCDs programmes have been brought under the umbrella of National Health Mission (NHM). A flexi pool of funds for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) has been created.


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