7m To Establish Scotland India Partnership To Tackle Diabetes : News : University of Dundee
7m to establish Scotland-India partnership to tackle diabetes
Published On Fri 14 Jul 2017 by Roddy Isles
The University of Dundee has been awarded a 7million grant from the National Institute of Health Research Global Health programme to establish a major new Scotland-India clinical partnership to combat diabetes.
The NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Diabetes Outcomes Research project will see Dundees world leading expertise in the use of medical records to deliver improved care in diabetes `twinned with the large patient data set (covering over 400,000 Indian diabetic patients) collected by Dr Mohans Diabetes Specialities Centres , the largest clinical network of diabetes care in India.
Diabetes in India and Scotland will be compared and contrasted to determine the common and specific problems in both countries, with the aim of providing an improvement in health and reduction in health inequalities in India and Scotland.
The Dundee project is one of 33 research units and groups sharing over 120 million of funding for Global Health Research announced today by the Department of Health.
Diabetes is a major problem in India with 1 in 12 people affected, amounting to 69 million individuals currently, which is more than the entire UK population, said Professor Colin Palmer , Chair of Pharmacogenomics at the University of Dundee and lead for the new research unit.
With increasing economic development and lifestyle changes those numbers are rapidly increasing.
Yet current knowledge on how diabetes develops, how patients respond to medications and the causes of medica Continue reading