GUWAHATI: Voluntary Health Association of India (VHAI) and Lal Pathlabs Foundation launched Arogya, a community-based intervention on prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Assam on Tuesday at Guwahati. It was attended by State Secretary and Commissioner of Health & Family Welfare Anurag Goel and others.
The project will facilitate mass awareness about the threat related to non-communicable diseases so that people at large take preventive steps right at the initial stage. It will also facilitate screening and testing of high-risk population so that they can be referred to the local government health facilities for early diagnosis and care, a press release said.
The project also envisages utilizing existing public platforms like schools, village health nutrition and sanitation committee, local self-help groups and others to develop mass awareness on NCDs and its associated risk factors.
The project has incorporated evidence-based global experiences on NCDs and health promotion.
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