The World Health Organization (WHO)’s article, “India: first to adapt the Global Monitoring Framework on non-communicable diseases (NCDs)” (2015) describes the prevalence of NCDs in India and how the Indian government is taking direct action against this by putting in place WHO’s Global action plan for the prevention and control of NCDs 2013-2020. The article outlines how India has created a National Multi-Sectoral Action Plan to address the issues related to NCDs and how it has even created an additional target to those outlined by WHO, which is finding a solution to household air pollution. WHO reports that India is the first country to implement its Global Action Plan and thus wrote this article to communicate the work that is being done in the field. WHO’s article reveals significant progress in committing entire nations to address important global health issues such as the prevalence of NCDs.

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