Community Based Intervention for Prevention and Control of NCD Risk Factors (CIPCoN Study)

[Active] Baseline report has been published and it is available on NHRC web portal.

NPR 21 Million

District Health Office Illam and Dhankuta

llam and Dhankuta

Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) Risk Factor STEPS Survey Nepal 2013 traced out a huge figure, 99.60% population with at least one risk factor of NCD. Equally, a hospital-based study conducted in 2009 determined prevalence of NCD in Nepal as 36.50%. A blend of these studies signified that the burden of NCD is likely to become unbearable in future, given that the Government of Nepal (GoN) does not address the issue in time. The most cost-effective and efficient strategy to deal with the escalating burden of NCDs is primary prevention as proven in the global scenario. Ministry of Health (MOH) is underway to introduce the PEN package (Package for Essential NCD prevention and control) for NCD prevention and control in Nepal which is highly focused on secondary prevention (diagnosis and treatment) rather than primary prevention.

The primary purpose of this interventional study is to assess the effectiveness of community-based interventional package to reduce the magnitude of non-communicable disease and risk factors associated with it.

This study is designed to introduce a community-based NCD primary prevention package using the interventional package in selected district(s). The results will provide important new evidence to inform the design and implementation of current and future non-communicable diseases and its risk factors reduction policies. The results will also have important international implications because following the recent WHO recommendations for the control of non-communicable diseases many countries are now seeking to achieve a reduction in Non-communicable diseases and its risk factors through primary prevention and control.