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Strategic Plan for Surveillance and Prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases in Bangladesh 2007-2010

The Government of Bangladesh Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Country Resources General Health Strategies and Plans Bangladesh 1 January 2007 Policy document non communicable disease

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To reduce the burden of NCDs including injury, mental disorders and blindness in Bangladesh.

1. To establish an integrated mechanism of sustainable collection, analysis and dissemination
of essential data on NCDs and their major risk factors, and provide evidence base for public
health decision making for containing NCDs.

2. To strengthen capacity of the health system for prevention and control of NCDs.

3. To strengthen health promotion measures including risk reduction and behavioral change
through healthy lifestyle and well-being campaigns to combat public health threats caused
by unhealthy-lifestyle, occupation and environment related diseases, mental illness and

4. To assist communities in terms of knowledge and creating favorable environment to
empower people to become responsible for their health.

5. To develop a common platform by promoting network formation among the relevant
stakeholders for surveillance, prevention and management of NCDs.


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