Diabetes and hypertension are among this century’s foremost threats to health and development. They are top contributors to premature death and disability in even the least developed countries (1). India, with 275 million people affected, is a critical battleground to reverse the global rise and devastation from these conditions. Socio-economically deprived populations are particularly vulnerable to fatal and debilitating health complications from diabetes and hypertension because effective prevention and treatment strategies fail to reach them. We propose Destination Zero, our proven package of digital technology tools and healthcare worker training programs designed to strengthen community outreach and patient engagement initiatives, developed over a decade of field testing across India. Destination Zero will reach over 100 districts covering over 200 million Indians to enhance the ability of health systems, healthcare workers, patients, and communities to affordably and equitably prevent and manage these silent killers and disablers to improve health and wellbeing.
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