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India National Centre for Disease Control

Tel: +91-11-23913148, 23946893

22 - Sham Nath Marg,

New Delhi - 110 054, India

S. Venkatesh - Director
http://nicd.nic.in

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Institute Profile

India’s National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) assists Indian states with infectious disease control through assistance with multidisciplinary outbreak investigations, communicable disease surveillance, networking of public health labs, and capacity building. NCDC’s goal is to expand to national surveillance of vaccine preventable diseases, animal health/human health interface, and to build capacity through short-term training programs such as Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program and long term programs such as India EIS.

NCDC’s 417 member staff work in six departments: epidemiology and parasitic diseases, microbiology, AIDS and related diseases, entomology, zoonosis, and malariology and coordination. NCDC also has programs for Guinea worm eradication, polio surveillance and prevention, yaws elimination, and control of pandemic H1N1 and SARS virus. 

The current director is Dr L S Chauhan, a medical doctor with 34 years experience implementing programs in the field of communicable diseases including leprosy and tuberculosis. He also was responsible for the implementation of International Health Regulations in India. He has been the director of NCDC since 2010.

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India Facts

POPULATION:

1,198,003,000

SIZE:

29 million sq. km. (1.27 million sq. mi.)

GDP (USD):

$1.8 Trillion

AVERAGE INCOME:

$2,930

LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH:

- Coronary Heart Disease
- Lung Disease
- Diarrheal Diseases
- Stroke
- Influenza & Pneumonia

INFANT MORTALITY:

48 per 1,000 live births

AVERAGE LIFE SPAN:

Male: 63 
Female: 66

 


Source: WHO, World Bank, World Health Rankings