The world has been clamoring about the great Indian success story. The youngest entrant into the elite Trillion Dollar Economy club, India will become the youngest nation with an estimated 700 million people under the age of 35 years India in 2025. The distressing aspect however is the overall health scenario that is turning out to be the bane for this same young productive India. India is slowly and steadily acquiring the status of the global chronic disease capital.
By 2025, India will have the dubious distinction of having 70 million diabetics, 213 million hypertensives and 60 million arthritics. The cost of these including welfare losses is estimated to be Rs 15,01,200 crores by 2015. According to the WHO report Preventing Chronic Diseases – A vital investment, 388,000,000 people will die in the next 10 years of a chronic disease. A significant proportion of this will be in India.
Help your Body gives Platform for many who have have pledged their unanimous support in the fight against chronic diseases by becoming crusaders! Each of the crusaders is distinguished having shown exceptional skill and success in his/her respective field and is proud to be associated with this crusade. Their mass appeal only lends credence to such a crusade. The Crusaders are as follows: Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Dr. Joel D. Kopple, Mahesh Bhatt, Shobhaa De, Tom Alter, Priya Dutt, Naini Setalvad, Shankar Ehasan & Loy
Website for the same: http://www.helpyourbody.in
where Social Health Cause for “Help Your Body”
is set up to reduce the upward trend of chronic diseases and help our fellow Indians. Join the drive and invite more and more people to take an initiative and voluntarily support the noble cause. Let’s all make a joint effort to make India healthy and proud!
They even have a facebook page dedicated to the same : Link Here
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