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Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs)
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading cause of adult mortality and morbidity worldwide. Keeping in view that there are common preventable risk factors for Cancer, Diabetes, CVD & Stroke, Government of India initiated a National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancers, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS) during 2010-11 after integrating the National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP) with National Programme for Prevention and Control of Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke (NPDCS). The focus of NPCDCS is on promotion of healthy life styles, early diagnosis and management of diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases & common cancers e.g. cervix cancer, breast cancer & oral cancer.