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National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS) is a program which aims to integrate Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) interventions in the National Health Mission (NHM) framework for better utilization of scare resources and provision of seamless services to the patients. The program was initiated in Nagaland on 1st September, 2014 with formation of a State NCD Cell at the Directorate of Health and Family Welfare, Kohima; and 3 district NCD Cells at Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK), Dimapur District Hospital, and Tuensang District Hospital. It is under process to initiate running NCD clinics in the remaining district hospitals. In a phased manner, it will be expanded to the sub-district levels.
Health promotion through behaviour change with involvement of community,
civil society, community based organizations, media etc.
Monthly Report (From 1st April – December 2016)
Achievements during 2016-17The NPCDCS observed World Health Day 2016 in partnership with CIHSR, Dimapur on 7th April 2016. CIHSR took the initiative in hosting the event by co-partnering with Performing Arts with Fitness (PAWF). Display of posters, banners, flyers on diabetes and public participation on ZUMBA dance and fitness. State activity such as newspaper advertisements for public awareness were published in 6 local dailies and key messages on the theme ‘Beat Diabetes’ were announced in English and regional languages through AIR, Kohima for general awareness
· Screening camp for elderly care at Kohima Village on 30th April 2016 where 38 elderly people came and availed of the services.
· Health talk given to the students of Capital College Kohima on 6th Aug 2016. Handouts on common NCDs distributed at the program.
· Awareness generation through an advertisement on NCD in the Silver Jubilee souvenir magazine of the Kohima Village Gazetted Officers’ Association (KVGOA). Health talk and distribution of NCD leaflets on diabetes and hypertension during the program on 25th Sept 2016.
· Observation of World Heart Day on 29th Sept 2016 by organizing a program with the staff of Directorate of School Education followed by a screening camp. Altogether 95 people were screened for blood sugar, blood pressure and BMI.
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