Jharkhand initiates collaborative action to address noncommunicable diseases

Project HOPE and Boston Scientific launch new program in partnership with the government of Jharkhand and Vikas Bharati against noncommunicable diseases


The partners will work collaboratively with the government of Jharkhand

Jharkhand's political leaders, senior government officials, leaders in the field of Noncommunicable Diseases came together to launch the UDAAN (United Dialogue and Action Against Noncommunicable Disorders), an initiative aimed at reducing the burden of three of the most common noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) - diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease.

In implementing the new, UDAAN program, the partners will work collaboratively with the government of Jharkhand and local civil society organizations to more effectively implement the National Program for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke (NPCDCS) guidelines, which were established by the government of India to combat the growing burden of NCDs.

At the Project UDAAN launch event representatives from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, members of the legislative assembly, members of parliament, civil society organization, doctors and corporate leaders were present. The event was presided over by Shri Raghubar Das, honorable Chief Minister of Jharkhand, , where he appreciated the public private partnership in the form of UDAAN, indicated it's the wakeup call for people of Jharkhand to join hands and fight against growing incidence of Diabetes, HBP and CVDs. He extended his best wishes and heartfelt support for UDAAN initiatives.

Shri Ramchandra Chandravanshi, Health Minister, Jharkhand highlighted, "Jharkhand invites the participation of, Project HOPE, Boston Scientific and Vikas Bharti to work with the government in providing technical assistance to strengthen health systems, help mobilize communities and extended his support for implementation of UDAAN."

Shri Prabal Chakraborty, vice president and managing director, Boston Scientific said, "Boston Scientific is honoured to partner with Project HOPE and the government of Jharkhand to roll out Project UDAAN in Ranchi District. These initiatives to train, educate and strengthen the healthcare networks in the district will have a lasting and sustainable impact on the health of the residents of Ranchi. We believe that it is through public-private partnerships such as this that will extend the reach of quality healthcare to all neighborhoods and transform the lives of patients and people everywhere."


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