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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 134-137

Extent of multisectoral participation for noncommunicable diseases: Outcomes of roundtable discussions during world noncommunicable diseases congress

1 Department of Community Medicine, School of Public Health, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh Administration, India
2 NHM, Chandigarh Administration, India

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Rahul Gogia
School of Public Health, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
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DOI: 10.4103/jncd.jncd_52_17

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India was first in delineating Global Action Plan in 2013 with the monitoring framework having specific targets and indicators to overcome noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) burden, which entails the requirement of vital phase that is multisectoral participation of different sectors for its implementation. Therefore, for involving different sectors, there is a requirement of the multisectoral action plan which can be helpful in providing the environment of buttress footprint, i.e., all stakeholders can draw on their collective core accomplishment to create a more comprehensive deck of potential in achieving a common goal. Initial case study was done through interviewing total 28 stakeholders to analyze the situation, perspective, and the extent of the participation of the different stakeholders from various sectors, toward the multisectoral participation in Chandigarh using World Health Organization (WHO) NCD map tool. Following the case study analysis, roundtable meeting was done; total 21 stakeholders participated in meeting, which was moderated by the WHO Coordinator NCD, SEARO region. Results of the case study assessing the multisectoral participation in Chandigarh and outcomes of the roundtable are presented in this manuscript. Case study emanates that majority of the stakeholders answering lack of coordination mainly affecting the success of any program and outcomes of the roundtable meeting underlined the requirement of proper coordination mechanism, strengthening of surveillance, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of NCD programs, political will by advocacy, and its prioritization.

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