Starting the research on NCD's in India in Delhi. Image by Martina Merten. India, 2013. Add this image to a lesson
Centre for Chronic Disease Control: Interview with Prof. Prabhakan, Executive Director. Image by Martina Merten. India, 2013. Add this image to a lesson
Prof. Prabhakan, NCDC. Image by Martina Merten. India, 2013. Add this image to a lesson
Interview at the Indian Council of Medical Research, NCD Department. Image by Martina Merten. India, 2013. Add this image to a lesson
Dr. Shukla, scientist and head of the NCD Department. Image by Martina Merten. India, 2013. Add this image to a lesson
In front of the Indian Council of Medical Research, Delhi. Image by Martina Merten. India, 2013. Add this image to a lesson
Medanta — Treating cardiac patients at one of India's leading private hospitals. Image by Martina Merten. India, 2013. Add this image to a lesson
Interview with Dr. Naresh Trehan, India's leading heart surgeon, Chairman and Managing Director of Medanta. Image by Martina Merten. India, 2013. Add this image to a lesson
Trehan: "India is facing a critical stage with respect to NCDs." Image by Martina Merten. India, 2013. Add this image to a lesson
Patients waiting for being treated: "There is no awareness of obesity and diabetes" (Trehan). Image by Martina Merten. India, 2013. Add this image to a lesson
"Trehan was my last hope": interview with one of his patients. Image by Martina Merten. India, 2013. Add this image to a lesson
It is mostly patients from the middle and upper classes who can afford a treatment at Medanta. Image by Martina Merten. India, 2013. Add this image to a lesson
On the way to the Aga Khan Foundation; Humayun's Tomb, Sunder Nursery, Nizzamudin Basti Urban Reneval Initiative. Image by Martina Merten. India, 2013. Add this image to a lesson
Interview with Dr. Simran on socio-economic initiatives of the foundation. Image by Martina Merten. India, 2013. Add this image to a lesson
The polyclinic of the Nizzamudin Bastin: Meeting point for women from the area to learn about health issues such as NCD's. Image by Martina Merten. India, 2013. Add this image to a lesson
"There is a huge prevalence of chronic diseases among women living in the Basti". Image by Martina Merten. India, 2013. Add this image to a lesson
50 new health workers were trained by staff of the Aga Khan foundation in how to collect patients data. Image by Martina Merten. India, 2013. Add this image to a lesson
Posting the results of the most common diseases in the Basti area. Image by Martina Merten. India, 2013. Add this image to a lesson
Every second week health workers are educating women on maternal health and other health issues. Image by Martina Merten. India, 2013. Add this image to a lesson

Photographs documenting interviews at the Indian Council of Medical Research, a government organization that specializes in non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Researchers there and at other centers report on the difficulty collecting data and the lack of high-quality community-based studies.

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Reasons and Effects of the Increase of Non-communicable Diseases (NCD’s) in India
Non-communicable diseases cause 63 percent of deaths worldwide. In India, diabetes, heart attacks and cancer are on the rise across all strata of society.

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Projects range from coverage of the Ebola outbreak to the causes and effects of why non-communicable diseases are on the rise.
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Heart attacks, diabetes, cancer and depression—diseases once judged to be of affluence—have seen an uptick across the developing world.