National Action Plan and Monitoring Framework for Prevention and Control of NCDs

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% by 2025,in accordance to the WHO’s Global Action Plan for the prevention and control of NCDs -2013-2020.

A National Multisectoral Action Plan that outlines actions by various sectors to reduce the burden of NCDs and their risk factors, is being developed and implemented.

The National NCD Monitoring framework outlines 10 targets and 21 indicators to monitor and track the progress of actions designed to prevent and control NCDs by 2025.

India will have 9 targets (as per the Global Action plan) and a tenth target to address household air pollution —a major health hazard due to burning of solid biomass fuel and second-hand smoke.

Additionally, India has implemented WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control aimed at reducing the demand for tobacco products by prohibiting sales of tobacco products around educational institutions, restricted tobacco imagery in films and TV programmes, banned some smokeless tobacco products and developed tobacco-free guidelines for educational institutions.

Targets of NCD Prevention and Control in India

NCD Prevention Targets

Key Action Points at Various Levels to Achieve National NCD Targets