Diabetes Awareness - World Health Day 2019

To commemorate World Health Day, 2019, the United Way Mumbai team initiated a week-long campaign to generate awareness regarding diabetes. Through the week, workers from unorganised sectors, including construction workers, vegetable vendors and autorickshaw drivers were sensitised on diabetes prevention and control. The individuals were also provided with information on how they could access primary healthcare at a minimal cost. 298 workers from the unorganised sectors were tested and sensitised, and 13 of the workers were found to be at high risk for developing diabetes.