Surveillance of Chronic Diseases: Challenges and Strategies for India

Published By: ICRIER on eSS | Published Date: May , 2016

This paper describes the status, challenges and scope for strengthening surveillance of chronic disease risk factors, morbidities and mortality in India. Surveillance experience of four selected States of India namely Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Kerala and Tamil Nadu are taken to understand key requirements in relation to financing, infrastructure, human resources and governance. The public health system is grappling with resource constraints but there is room for more efforts to undertake systematic population-based chronic disease surveillance in India. Although there are no immediate policy goals to ensure population-based screening, opportunistic screening of selected chronic diseases is an important strategy under the National Programme for Prevention and Control of Diabetes, Cardiovascular diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS).

Author(s): Udaya S. Mishra, S. Irudaya Rajan, William Joe, Ali Mehdi | Posted on: May 30, 2016 | Views() | Download (738)

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