Funding for this research was provided by:
Landmark Group, Bengaluru, India
Received: 10 December 2018
Accepted: 31 March 2019
First Online: 16 April 2019
: KJ is a senior technical advisor at Karnataka Health Promotion Trust, Bengaluru, India and Centre for Global Public Health, University of Maitoba, Canada.. He is also an assistant professor at the Department of Community Health Science at UoM, Canada. He has vast experience in implementation research and scaling up evidence based public health programs. AK is the technical lead for the monitoring and evaluation team of the program, and has vast experience in conducting large scale surveys and evaluations. SN, the overall implementation lead and MKP, the clinical lead, both have considerable period of experience in research and programme implementation in NCDs and quality control of public health programmes. Through this manuscript, authors are trying to suggest that while effective diagnostics and interventions to detect and manage NCDs are well established, integration of disease prevention and health promotion into care continuum, and implementation of interventions comprehensively remains a challenge especially at primary care level. The manuscript presents experience of designing comprehensive NCD programme for hypertension and diabetes, backed by strong evidence that is relevant to other LMIC settings.
: Ethics approval was sought from the local institutional ethical review board, <i>GRAAM</i> (Grassroots Research and Advocacy Movement), based in Mysore. Informed written consent was obtained from all participants prior to data collection. Those that were detected or suspected as having disease, were referred to the facility for management. Those that had risk factors were educated using standard information education and communication material. To protect privacy, fictitious names are used for the qualitative quotes in this paper.
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