For the first time in India’s history, noncommunicable diseases and injuries are responsible for more deaths and disabilities than communicable diseases, maternal and child health issues and nutritional causes combined. Cardiovascular diseases alone account for 26% of all deaths. The main reasons for the rise of incidence of and mortality from noncommunicable diseases are unhealthy lifestyles and a lack of early and frequent screening for high risk diseases. Consequently, India suffers the highest loss, 9.2 million years as of 2000, in potentially productive years of life.

HMRI’s solution directly addresses the second reason; we educate about, screen for, manage and follow up with people who have hypertension, diabetes, asthma, defective vision and epilepsy.

At USD 16 per patient per year, HMRI provides a scalable and financially viable solution.

Sources: WHO: India Proportional Mortality – 2010, Goyal and Yusur “The burden of cardiovascular disease in the Indian subcontinent” Indian Journal of Medical Research – September 2006, Reddy et al. “Chronic diseases 3” Lancet 2005, IDF Diabetes Atlas 4th Edition