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The National Action Plan for Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases and Health Promotion in Pakistan

jessievenegas Jessie Venegas — 10/07/2009


The National Action Plan for Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases and Health Promotion in Pakistan (Action Plan) has been developed with inputs generated through an extensive process within the different domains of NCDs and is reflective of broad-based consensus. This initiative attempts to incorporate core public health principles into country health programme planning through an approach that seeks evidence before planning interventions and utilizes intervention-monitoring to generate further evidence. It has a comprehensive configuration with evidence-based policy and action-oriented dimensions calling for a change at the institutional, community and public policy levels. The strategy has been designed to overcome the tendency to rely on a disjointed set of small scale projects, factoring integration at four levels: grouping NCDs so that these can be targeted through a set of actions, harmonizing actions, integrating actions with existing public health systems and incorporating contemporary evidence-based concepts into this approach. The Action Plan delivers an Integrated Framework for Action (IFA). The IFA has been developed as a concerted approach to addressing the multidisciplinary range of issues within a prevention, control and health promotion framework across the broad range of NCDs. It is modelled to impact a set of indicators through the combination of a range of actions in tandem with rigorous formative research.

Fragility, pluripathology/polipathology and/or complex chronic diseases

Goals Prevention:
Focuses on social inequalities , Promotes adecuate understanding levels on the community about the importance of prevention , Promotes health and wellbeing in schools and early years , Creates healthy environments , Funding for detection programs
Goals Detection:
Promotes early intervention through primary health care measures , Shows new evidence on the importance of early detection, including guidelines of effective practices , Advances public education on the importance of early detection
Goals Treatment:
Develop basic elements for an integrated health system , Provides support health policies to facilitate the planning and integration at locally and regionally , Strengthens cooperative local groups to provide integral services , Promotes the training of health professionals , It facilitates the management by processes , Emphasizes the care of pluri-pathological and fragile patients , Promotes electronic health information systems to improve the quality of care






Practices Map



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