Health-in All Policy and NCDs
This project aimed to conduct a rapid health impact assessment of the four non-health portfolios of the Government of India (Ministry of Rural Development; Ministry of Commerce and Industry; Ministry of Food Processing Industries; and Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change) with regard to their impact on the non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and their risk factors (esp. tobacco use, excessive use of alcohol; unhealthy diet, inadequate physical activity and air pollution). We used a scoping review of the literature and conducted interviews with the ministry officials and representatives of the affected communities. This exercise was commissioned to aid in the processes initiated by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare towards framing and operationalizing the multisectoral action plan for prevention and control of NCDs in India. There was a follow-up to this assignment and IPH was further requested to develop consolidated policy briefs on how specific ministry policies impact NCDs and its risk factors as well as the potential areas of convergence. IPH developed such briefs for 12 ministries of the Government of India.
This work was commissioned and supported by the World Health Organization (India) office.