Over the last decade, there has been a significant rise in the prevalence of NCDs and their risk factors in India. Project HOPE is contributing to India's national goal of reducing mortality from NCDs (diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease) through several programs, including the India Project UDAAN: United Dialogue & Action Against NCDs, which began in 2015.

In 2015, HOPE also began working on Innovations India: Positive Deviance for Diabetes. The Positive Deviance (PD) approach, improves health outcomes by capitalizing on existing knowledge and good practices in the community.

In 2014 HOPE began working on India’s NCD Training for Maharashtra Government Officials, training health workers to develop their capacity in management of diabetes, hypertension and cancer.

In 2012, HOPE began working on the India Project UDAY: The Lilly-NCD Partnership. UDAY is a comprehensive diabetes and hypertension prevention and management program in India led by the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), New Delhi in partnership with Population Services International (PSI) and Project HOPE. It is supported by an unrestricted educational grant by Eli Lilly and company under the “Lilly NCD Partnership.”

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Project HOPE's work in India began in 2007 when we launched the four-year India Diabetes Educator Project, the first large-scale program to train health professionals in India in best practices for prevention and treatment of diabetes. More than 3,600 health professionals were trained through the program.

Building on the success of the India Diabetes Educator Project, Project HOPE launched a groundbreaking online diabetes education course in 2013.The India Diabetes Educator E-Learning Program (IDEEL) is packaged as a self-paced, online learning program, which is enhanced by a minimum 15-day clinical internship under the guidance of an endocrinologist and a diabetes educator. The program has been endorsed by International Diabetes Federation (IDF). The IDEEL program aims to train 4,500 diabetes educators annually in India.

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