World Health Organization in collaboration with Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is organizing a consultation for development of National Multisectoral Action Plan for Prevention and Control of Non Communicable diseases on 22-23 May, 2014.
The objective of the consultation is to develop a National Multisectoral Action Plan with detailed activities and timeliness based on the endorsed strategies. The main focus is on defining the roles of various stakeholders and discussing the next steps in implementing the action plan for prevention and control of NCDs. It aims to bring together stakeholders at national and sub national levels, research institutes, academia, civil society and international agencies on one platform with regard to National Action Plan.
Shri Lov Verma, Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India will address the consultation whereas the opening remarks will be presented by Mr Anshu Prakash, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Dr Nata Menabde, WHO Representative to India will also address the consultation on 22nd May, 2014.
The progress in National Response to NCDs will be presented by Dr Mohammad Shaukat, Deputy Director General, MoHFW on National Programme on Cancers, Diabetes, CVDs and Stroke(NPCDCS) and Dr Damodar Bachani, Deputy Commissioner, MoHFW on National Monitoring Framework and Action Plan for NCDs.
On 23rd May, 2014 plenary discussion on group presentations and framing recommendations will be done by Shri Manoj Jhalani, Joint Secretary, MoHFW. Shri C . K. Mishra, Additional Secretary(Health), MoHFW , Shri Anshu Prakash, Joint Secretary, MoHFW and Dr Fikru Tullu, WHO Country Office for India will present the concluding session: Synergizing proposed activities of National Multisectoral Action Plan with the ongoing 12th Five Year Plan.
The burden of Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) is a major barrier to socioeconomic development of country and needs a whole of society to develop a Nation Multisectoral Action Plan to address the growing burden of NCDs through health promotion, prevention of exposure to risk factors and provision of appropriate healthcare. The National Steering committee for NCDs has recently endorsed the core strategies to deal with the NCD epidemic in India.