Integrated Population-Based Surveillance of Noncommunicable Diseases The Pakistan Model

The escalating burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) worldwide warrants an
urgent public health response. Resource constraints and other factors necessitate an
integrated and concerted approach to the range of NCDs. A necessary prerequisite for
effective planning, implementation, and evaluation of NCD prevention programs is access
to reliable and timely information on mortality, morbidity, risk factors, and their
socioeconomic determinants. However, there is limited experience in the setting up of
integrated NCD surveillance models in low-resource settings.