India is passing through an epidemiological and demographic transition leading to the emergence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) as a major public health problem. The NMH cluster in WHO country office, New Delhi, deals with chronic non-communicable diseases, injuries and violence, mental health including substance abuse, health promotion, blindness and deafness, oral health, and health care for the elderly. The work of the cluster focuses on surveillance for NCDs and their risk factors, health promotion to reduce risk factor prevalence, and integrated prevention and control of NCDs. The cluster also works in close liaison with national and international partners and with concerned technical units in WHO SEARO and HQ. We support the work of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India and provide technical assistance for the implementation of national programmes through development of guidelines, training manuals, and demonstration projects.
This website provides the outcome of collaborative programmes of WHO India in the areas of NMH. The views expressed in documents by named agencies/institutions/authors are solely the responsibility of those agencies/institutions/authors. They are not formal publications of WHO, but all rights are reserved by the Organization. The material on the site may, however, be freely reviewed, downloaded and used, but not for sale or for use in conjunction with commercial purposes.