Promoting opportunities, fighting against isolation in India

India is undergoing an economic transformation – a financial boom according to many. Among India’s strong points contributing to this positive economic climate is its enormous young population. The potential for productivity, savings and investments by this generation will increase in the future, and is driving up levels of investments and confidence in the Indian economy. However, such gains are cancelled out to a large degree by excessive healthcare spending. And diabetes, given that India holds the dubious honour of being the diabetes capital of the world, tops the list of healthcare spending. The author of this report looks at the efforts of the DAWN Youth India initiative to defend future financial and social well-being, improve diabetes prevention and management, and turn India into the diabetes care capital of the world.
DAWN Youth, India, children, adolescence, discrimination