ICMR-National Institute for Implementation Research on Non Communicable Diseases,
New Pali Road, Jodhpur
The National Institute for Implementation Research on Non Communicable Diseases came into existence on 07th December 2019. The institute is located in Jodhpur and it replaces the erstwhile Desert Medicine Research Centre. The institute has state of the art facility to conduct basic laboratory based research in its microbiology, biochemistry and vector biology laboratories. The institute is acquiring manpower and facilities for strengthening it's capacity for conducting implementation research in non- communicable diseases. At present, the institute has a set of 10 dedicated scientists, 9 technical experts, ably supported by 28 administrative and support staff. The thrust areas of research are cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory diseases, environmental health, nutritional disorders, cancers, injury & trauma, mental illnesses including substance abuse, genetic diseases and other non-communicable diseases of public health significance in India. The institute aspires to carry out implementation research in the thrust areas, provide training for capacity building in implementation research in other academic and research institutions, develop behavior change communication materials and models for tackling risk factors of various non communicable diseases. The institute heartily welcomes collaboration with institutions and individuals with interest in augmenting the thrust areas.
- To conduct implementation research in non-communicable diseases of public health significance
- To develop human resources and build capacities for strengthening implementation research capabilities in other institutions
- > To develop information, education and communication (IEC) strategies and tools for prevention, control and treatment of NCDs
- To provide recommendations to policy makers and planners in framing policies for prevention, control and treatment of NCDs
- To collaborate with other institutions, agencies and individuals for developing innovative solutions for NCDs’ prevention, control and treatment
- To create an interface between communicable diseases and non-Communicable diseases.