Tag Archives: NCDs

Working to prevent non-communicable diseases: Health ministry

New Delhi: The union health ministry on Thursday said it would scale up the response to non-communicable diseases and work towards prevention and control of cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and strokes.

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Puducherry to screen over-30s for non-communicable diseases

Chennai: The Puducherry government, in partnership with two pharmaceutical firms, will kick-start a mass screening programme of its seven lakh citizens over 30 years of age for non-communicable diseases, an official said.

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Initiative to fight non-communicable diseases launched

New Delhi: A five-year programme to fight the rising burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in India with an initial focus on improving outcomes for people with diabetes and high blood pressure was launched here on Thursday.

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Haryana to have more cardiac care units

Gurgaon: Cardiac care units (CCU) will be set up in four more districts of Haryana, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said on Friday.

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Medtronic commits $6 million to address cardiovascular disease, diabetes care in India

Washington: One year after the historic United Nations High Level Meeting on Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), Medtronic on Friday announced a five-year, $6 million philanthropic commitment in India to accelerate programmes specifically designed to expand access to quality care and management of diabetes and heart disease, two of the world’s leading killers.

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India to conduct survey on people suffering from non-communicable diseases

New Delhi: India for the first time is undertaking a survey on lifestyle trends in nine states in an effort to get data on people suffering from non-communicable diseases like diabetes and cardio-vascular diseases, and find a solution to combat these silent killers.

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India and US sign agreement on collaboration in diabetes research

New Delhi: An agreement on collaboration in diabetes research has been signed between Ghulam Nabi Azad, union minister for health and family welfare and Kathleen Sebelius, US secretary, health and human services during the bilateral meeting between India and the US.

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WHO expands steps to fight non-communicable diseases

Yangon: Aiming to tackle the high occurrence of non-communicable diseases in Southeast Asia, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said here on Wednesday that it would expand technical competence and resources in its action plan for the region.

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Advanced mental health research centre to be set up at NIMHANS

Bangalore: The union health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday announced the establishment of an advanced mental health research centre here to provide efficient mental health facilities to people.

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New mindset needed to tackle non-communicable diseases: Margaret Chan

Geneva: Countries need to change their current mindset to successfully tackle non-communicable diseases (NCDs), Margaret Chan, director general, World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday, adding that governments will need to explore new approaches to prevent and treat these diseases, which have quickly become one of the most pressing issues in public health.

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