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, Bengaluru staff participate in the 5th National Conference on Tobacco or Health

IPH, Bengaluru staff participate in the 5th National Conference on Tobacco or Health

Thirteen members of the Chronic Conditions and Public Policies cluster at IPH actively participated in the three-day conference of the 5th National Conference on Tobacco or Health (NCTOH). This three-day scientific programme focused on diverse public health issues and challenges in tobacco control at the national and sub-national level along with context-specific solutions for their replication towards achieving tobacco-free environments. There were plenary sessions, panel discussions, symposia, oral presentation, poster discussion, and workshops on many aspects of tobacco control which will pave the way towards building effective policy and program.

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Preventing TII in Karnataka

Preventing TII in Karnataka

‘Symposium on Applied Research in Tobacco Control and Regional Stakeholder Meeting’ (Virtual) was held on 16th September 2021 in association with the Tobacco Control Capacity Programme and State Tobacco Control Cell, Government of Karnataka. Dr. Upendra Bhojani...

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Anusthana’s protocol paper published in BMJ

Anusthana’s protocol paper published in BMJ

Dr. Pragati Hebbar together with Vivek Dsouza, Upendra Bhojani, Onno CP van Schayck, Dr. Giridhara Babu, and Gera Nagelhout co-authored a protocol paper titled “Implementation research for taking tobacco control policies to scale in India: a realist evaluation study...

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Duration of project
(2014-2015)

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