The Aga Khan University Hospital (Karachi, Pakistan)
University of Helsinki; International Diabetes Federation
Jaweed Akhter; Asma Ahmed
Romaina Iqbal; Abdul Jabbar; Shehla Zaidi;
Location of the project:
September 1, 2011 – September 1, 2014
- To implement a culturally tailored diabetes prevention program through lifestyle intervention into real life settings in communities of Ninhbinh province for three years.
- To evaluate the effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, feasibility, acceptability and sustainability of lifestyle intervention programs by assessing changes between various groups.
- To check the impact of the dietary culture and city plan on incidence of obesity and diabetes.
- To set up a community based model of diabetes prevention by raising the public awareness of diabetes and diabetic risk factors. Also to promote healthy eating along with physical activity in the target population.