Non-communicable diseases have emerged as a leading cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide.
It is the result of complex interaction between health, economic growth and development and lifestyle changes. In India, 5.2 million deaths are due to NCDs which is highest among all causes of mortality. One in four Indians are at the risk of dying prematurely due to NCDs. India is home to over 60 million adults with diabetes, of which more than 30 million are undiagnosed or untreated. Rapid urbanization, industrialization and globalization contribute significantly to NCDs.Common modifiable risk factors for NCDs are unhealthy diet, sedentary lifestyle,tobacco & alcohol. NCD is not about 3Ds- Disease, Doctor & Drug.
Health promotion is a cost effective strategy to bring down the burden of NCDs.
To make health and wellbeing a reality for people of India and to reduce the burden of NCDs
Our Action Agenda for the year 2015-2025
At National Level
VHAI has contributed significantly in developing the concept note of ISHA (Intensified School Health Activities), a comprehensive School Health Promotion Programme, which will be launched in government schools nationwide. VHAI is a member of Technical Review Committee of School Health under RSBK and RKSK programme of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
DARPAN:NCERT's Book on Cleanliness and Personal Hygiene
VHAI has contributed in content development of book on cleanliness and personal hygiene for primary school students published by National Council of Educational Research and Training. This book will be part of their primary school curriculum
At State Level VHAI in collaboration with VHAM and Meghalaya Basin Development Authority (MBDA) is proposing to launch School Health Promotion Programme in Meghalaya