In the first and second blog posts in this series, we introduced our ongoing partnership with the government of Andhra Pradesh to improve urban primary care in the state. In the third blog post, we introduced several leading private sector innovators in primary care. In this blog post, we revisit some of those innovators as we discuss noncommunicable diseases and technologies that support early diagnosis and prompt treatment.
The countries of the Indian subcontinent have faced a high degree of mortality for decades. This high mortality is attributed to continuing and emerging infectious diseases. The decline in death rates – with continued high birth rates, demographic transition, and lifestyle changes – has caused a wide variety of chronic degenerative diseases. These diseases, if unmanaged, have both clinical and financial implications for the population.