Non-Communicable Diseases

NCDs place a significant burden on healthcare systems, including increased healthcare costs, demand for long-term care, and reduced productivity. They can also exacerbate health inequities, as individuals from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds often face additional challenges in accessing prevention, diagnosis, and treatment services. Since 2011, Mamta HIMC has been designing and implementing integrated intervention models that are aligned with existing global and national health and development strategic plans through participatory analysis of the situation at the individual, community, family and system levels.

Adolescents and NCDs

As most of the risk factors for NCDs originate during the adolescence stage, Mamta in partnership with Lund University, Sweden and state governments strengthened the health systems for NCD prevention and promotion by integrating a risk factor component into existing adolescent reproductive and sexual health systems. This initiative set up 15 youth clinics and trained 120 healthcare professionals including Program Managers, Medical Officers and frontline functionaries.

Rare Diseases

The landscape of rare diseases is constantly changing, as there are new rare diseases and conditions being identified and reported regularly in the medical literature. 80% of the rare diseases are genetic in origin and disproportionately affect children. It has been estimated that nearly 50% of reported RDs occur in children, 30% of RDs patients die before the age of 5 years, and 12% of them die between 5 and 15 years of age. In collaboration with state governments, the Indian Academy of Pediatrics and the Medical Education Department; Mamta addresses rare diseases in children. As part of this project, the team is strengthening the health system by supporting a notified CoE aligned with the National Rare Disease Policy 2021.

Health System Preparedness for NCDs

Through its Continuum of Care model, Mamta with support from Medtronic Foundation and state governments conducted a methodological assessment of the patient care pathway and understood both the demand for NCD related healthcare on the part of the community, and the capacity for healthcare delivery.

Community Engagement and Health Systems

Mamta in collaboration with the state government has implemented interventions on integrating maternal and child health services with the prevention and management of Diabetes and Hypertension. Across 400 villages, 200 urban wards, 100 schools and 50 workplaces, our team was able to empower over 700,000 adolescents and adults through health promotion and self-care management.


NCD project implemented in 16 Districts across India

Working in
8 States/UT's