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India Setting Targets, Taking Actions To Reduce NCD Burden In Country

World Health Organization: India: first to adapt the Global Monitoring Framework on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)
This feature discusses the impact of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in India and the country’s response. According to the piece, “…[T]he Government of India is taking immediate action and targeting the greatest risk factors contributing to NCDs — unhealthy diets, physical inactivity, tobacco and alcohol use, and air pollution. … In line with WHO’s Global action plan for the prevention and control of NCDs 2013-2020, India is the first country to develop specific national targets and indicators aimed at reducing the number of global premature deaths from NCDs by 25 percent by 2025…” (January 2015).

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