The Indian disease burden is shifting from communicable diseases to non-communicable diseases (NCDs). In absolute numbers, Indians contribute more than 2.7 million CVD cases, 62.4 million diabetes, 1.5 million strokes, 30 million chronic respiratory diseases and 0.95 million incident cancer cases to the global NCD problem every year. Innovative technologies emerging from the Indian and Swedish innovation ecosystem have the potential to address these challenges and revolutionise the treatment of NCDs for the masses.
To address these issues within healthcare, in 2009 India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Sweden’s Ministry of Health and Social Affairs signed an MoU to promote bilateral cooperation in Healthcare and Public Health. The MoU has a focus on 12 areas of health important to India and Sweden, ranging from maternal and child health to antibiotic resistance.
UNNATI aims to bring together industry partners, innovative SME’s and leading academia, to foster market-oriented innovations within healthcare, diagnostics, med-tech, IoT, AI, and patient management in the areas of non-communicable diseases (such as cardio-vascular, cancer, diabetes).