Published by Jan Swasthya Sahygog (JSS), a health NGO in central India, the Atlas serves as a collection of narratives capturing the patient journey of specific ailments and the complexity in which they present themselves in rural Chhattisgarh, India. Supplemented with photo essays, commentaries and epidemiological figures, the Atlas explores the burden of disease in this setting and repositions prevailing understandings of illness and poverty. NCDs and injuries are featured throughout the work.
Published by the Fia Foundation in July 2015, this Report investigates the role of sustainable financing, advocacy, and target setting for improved global road safety, in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda for 2015-2030. Including road safety in global development targets will be critical to reducing fatalities, injuries, and disability burden in low- and middle-income countries.
Released in March 2015, the Empowered Entrepreneur Training Handbook provides training materials designed for women micro-entrepreneurs in building business development and leadership skills to scale the implementation of clean cooking solutions. Addressing household air pollution in low-income countries will reduce the risk of many NCDs and injuries in these settings.
Developed by JHPIEGO in 2007, the Cervical Cancer Prevention Learning Package provides a reference manual with clinical guidelines and training materials focused on the implementation of visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA) and cryotherapy prevention programs in low-resource settings. The guide and materials also discuss how to best integrate cervical cancer services into existing health care systems in these settings.
This article reviews data on noncommunicable diseases and injuries in India, especially among poor and rural populations. The authors also discuss and propose priority interventions to implement at the national level across NCDs, injuries, and mental health in public and private sectors.
This article investigates the burden of disease and associated risk factors for epilepsy, specific to sub-Saharan Africa and some of the poorest regions in the world. The authors also advocate for the need for innovative solutions to address the barriers faced by people living with epilepsy in resource-poor settings.
Published by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), Tata Memorial Centre, Indian Council of Medical Research, and Indian Cancer Society, the UICC Handbook presents recommendations and discusses challenges for national prevention and control programs in South Asian countries, including India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan.
This article investigates the relationship between the burden of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and socioeconomic (SES) status in India. Because CVD rates are higher in wealthier populations, the cardiovascular narrative (and subsequent response) is at risk of heavily skewing health resources towards those in high SES groups even though substantial health problems, including CVD and other NCDs, continue to be prevalent in the very poor.
This article demonstrates a strategy for assessing the use and acceptability of available brands of clean cookstoves in rural India, taking into account local fuel availability and cultural practices. As the authors suggest, assessing and designing cookstove-related interventions in an effective way could help reduce the risk of NCDs from indoor air pollution.
This article discusses the idea of "fuel poverty" and explains the links between poverty, the lack of access to quality, clean energy sources, and exposure to the ill health effects of indoor air pollution. Indoor air pollution is leading to higher rates of chronic diseases and injuries, especially in sub-Saharan Africa and southeast Asia, and these inequalities should be factored into international efforts in both the public health and energy communities.