A framework for Addressing Chronic Diseases in India
Thursday, 7th January 2016
KG Marg, New Delhi 110003

With a view towards developing a comprehensive framework for tackling chronic diseases in India, ICRIER organized a scoping workshop on 31st July-1st August 2014 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. This workshop was conducted to identify research topics for Year 1 (2015-16) of the research program. Discussions in the workshop focused on three broad themes – Communicable and non-communicable Diseases: Role of primary and preventive healthcare; Healthcare financing: People-Public-Private Partnerships (PPPPs) and Integrating chronic care in government health programs.
The inaugural address of the workshop was delivered by Dr Anindya Chatterjee, Regional Director (Asia), IDRC, while other inaugural speakers included Mr Harsh Mander, Director, Centre for Equity Studies, New Delhi; Dr H Sudarshan, Secretary, Karuna Trust, Bangalore; and Dr Devi Shetty, Chairman, Narayana Health, Bangalore. Distinguished participants included Dr Rama Baru, Professor, Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; Dr Arvind Pandey, Director, National Institute of Medical Statistics, Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi; Dr Anjali Chikersal, Senior Fellow, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi; Dr Sailesh Mohan, Sr. Research Scientist, Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi; Mr Ravi Duggal, Programme Officer, International Budget Partnership, Mumbai; Dr Yanzhong Huang, Senior Fellow (Global Health), Council on Foreign Relations, New York and Dr Ken Thorpe, Chairman, Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, Atlanta.
Based on workshop discussions, following research themes were selected –
Paper 1: Prevention of chronic diseases: Reorienting primary health system;
Paper 2: Surveillance of chronic diseases: Risk factors, morbidities and mortality.