IMPACT STORIES

Lifestyle Interventions for Prevention, Early Diagnosis & Self-Management of Diabetes, 2013-18

Lifestyle Interventions for Prevention, Early Diagnosis and Self-Management of Diabetes in Mumbai City

The project "Lifestyle Interventions for Prevention, Early Diagnosis and Self-Management of Diabetes in Mumbai City was initiated in February, 2013 with support of Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation (BMSF). The project in a departure from conventional strategies endeavoured to target unique populations groups in the urban areas.

This project targeted three categories of Adult population, i.e.; Municipal School Teachers, Integrated Child Development Scheme workers & Unorganized sector workers in sectors such as leather work, weaving, artisans, saw mills, preparation of food items for wholesale, recycling units, rag pickers, handicraft artisans, handloom weavers, construction workers, dabbawala (lunch box carriers) etc., benefiting 100,000 people.

Interventions carried out:

Under the diabetes project the activities focused on sensitization and testing of stakeholders viz. ICDS workers (Anganwadi Sevikas), Municipal school teachers and unorganized sector workers. The interventions carried out under the project were:

In its second phase, UWM focused the interventions on workers from the unorganized sectors. In the period of one year, we reached out to 5613 workers through education sessions, awareness drives, home visits and testing camps. Out of these, 509 have been referred to the nearby public health facilities.

Currently, in Phase 3, UWM aims to reach out to 2000 more workers from unorganised sectors and provide them testing and medical referral facilities.

Partners

Corporate Partner:
Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation (BMSF)

NGO Partner:
Mahila Vikas ani Shishu Sanskar Kendra