Studies have shown that diabetes and hypertension prevalence is high in middle and old age across all geographical areas and socio-demographic groups in India. Prevalence of hypertension among young adults is higher than previously thought. A person with diabetes and high blood pressure is four times as likely to develop heart disease than someone who does not have either of the conditions.
The extended pandemic has had a significant long term health impact and increased the burden on the public health infrastructure, particularly magnified in marginalized rural communities.
The mission of the Remedy program is to ensure equitable and sustained primary healthcare access to highly marginalized and vulnerable communities and reduce non-communicable diseases via preventive, curative and palliative healthcare services. This directly addresses the UN SDG of “reducing premature mortality from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) by one-third by 2030”.
The key components of the primary healthcare program include:
Remedy – the comprehensive public health program – OBLF covers 29 remote, rural villages with a combined population of greater than 13000 people.
The 3 targeted outcomes of this program are:
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