Theme 12

Reducing Non-Communicable Disease Burden

Non-communicable diseases are the leading cause of death in the world and also accounts for majority of deaths in India. Treatment cost is almost double for these long duration diseases as compared to other conditions and illnesses. The increase in non-communicable disease burden in India, such as cardiovascular diseases, respiratory diseases, cancer, diabetes, renal failures, neurological disorders etc. need pooling of target-oriented solutions from different heads to prevent and control these diseases and their risk factors.