Deerghayu Foundation launches study on diabetes & hypertension among women
Deerghayu Foundation, a registered nonprofit in USA and India, today launched Study of hypertension, diabetes and obesity among women (SHADOW) in Udaipur, India
Deerghayu Foundation, a registered nonprofit in USA and India, today launched Study of hypertension, diabetes and obesity among women (SHADOW) in Udaipur, India. During this campaign, a team of 12 nurses and two project managers will conduct door to door screenings for blood sugar, blood pressure and abdomen obesity for 15000 women in 30 days.
The study is led by a panel of three eminent global diabetes health experts including Dr. Damodar Bachani, MD, Commissioner- Non Communicable Diseases, Govt. of India, Ms. Betsy Rodriguez, Deputy Director, National Diabetes Education Program, USA and Dr. Garima Chaturvedi, MD, co-founder of Deerghayu Foundation.
This project is also going to help in designing low cost-high impact interventional models which can be scaled up in the context of countries like India and this effort is led by Anand Chaturvedi, Co-Founder of Deerghayu Foundation along with a student team from Indian Institute of Management, Udaipur (IIMU).
Speaking on the occasion of project inauguration, Rajni Dangi, Mayor of Udaipur City and chief guest of the event complimented Deerghayu Foundation on taking this bold initiative. She noted that a vast majority of women do not get timely testing of high blood sugar or high blood pressure due to their family responsibilities and a door to door campaign like this will significantly help in improving chronic health conditions among women.
Dr. Shalabh Sharma, MD a leading public health official from the State of Rajasthan was the guest of honor at this occasion. Dr. Sharma complimented this effort and expressed his desire to utilize these study findings in developing public health policies at state and national level for controlling the rising epidemic of diabetes and hypertension in India.
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