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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 138-141

Evidence-based scale-up of noncommunicable disease programs: Outcomes of roundtable discussions

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

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Gursimer Jeet
School of Public Health, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
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DOI: 10.4103/jncd.jncd_53_17

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To tap the growing burden of these groups of chronic diseases, numerous interventions are being implemented in different settings. Evidence from developed settings is promising yet warrants careful planning and evaluation before implementation and expansion. There is a need for strengthening the evidence for sustainable scale-up of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) program. A total of 16 nodal persons (national and international program managers, academicians) from different regions participated in the roundtable discussion, proceedings of which were recorded simultaneously and summarized as SWOT analysis. NCD surveillance and information systems need to be strengthened to capture plan scale-up and capture program effects. Presented here are proceedings, recommendations, and key themes emerging out of discussions.

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