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.

Cluster updates

IPH Representation in South Asia Regional Consortium, SARC

IPH Representation in South Asia Regional Consortium, SARC

Dr. Upendra Bhojani was invited to be a member of a Technical Advisory Panel for the South Asian Regional Consortium Centre for Combating Tobacco (SARC-CCT), Colombo. Other members of the Technical Advisory Panel include Dr. Rana J Singh, Prof. Stella Bialous, Dr....

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Consultancy project with the State Anti-Tobacco Cell, Gov of Karnataka

Consultancy project with the State Anti-Tobacco Cell, Gov of Karnataka

In a project commissioned by the State Anti-Tobacco Cell (Dept Health and Family Welfare Services, GOK), Riddhi and Upendra, researchers at the DEEP project at IPH, with the help of intern Neema Joseph, historically mapped and analyzed various tobacco-related litigations in Karnataka high court in order to identify the stakeholders as well as common laws/arguments used by these stakeholders in shaping tobacco regulations in Karnataka.

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National Summit on Tobacco or Health – 2020

National Summit on Tobacco or Health – 2020

On May 29th, 2020 the National Summit was held virtually, the main theme was on “Protecting youth from industry manipulation and preventing them from tobacco and nicotine use” , and organised “by Resource Centre for Tobacco Control (E-RCTC), PGIMER Chandigarh in...

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Public lecture at IIHS

Public lecture at IIHS

The director at IPH, Dr. Upendra Bhojani, gave a public lecture at IIHS in the 'Publics' lecture series.  The talk was on Dr. Bhojani’s long standing work on the role of local health systems in poor urban neighbourhoods in Bangalore. The talk...

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Duration of project
(2014-2015)

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