BMJ & Fortis C-Doc announce program to support world-class diabetes care
Online course will help health professionals improve their knowledge and skills
BMJ India has teamed up with Fortis C-DOC Centre of Excellence for Diabetes, Metabolic Diseases & Endocrinology in New Delhi to provide educational support for health professionals to improve care for people with diabetes in India. Diabetes is one of the most serious public health problems in India, with India ranked second in terms of prevalence. The International Diabetes Federation estimates the number of patients with diabetes in India at 65.1 million – and this number is expected to cross 100 million by 2030. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that diabetes, heart disease and stroke will cost $237 billion in lost income for India from 2005 to 2015. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) states that a low-income Indian family with an adult living with diabetes can spend up to 25% of their income on diabetes care. In this context it becomes essential that there are educational initiatives that aid the healthcare community in clinical diagnosis and management of diabetes. The diabetes course will meet these challenges by helping physicians improve their knowledge of diabetes, its diagnosis and management. The course is delivered online, with a structured contact program.
Prashant Mishra, Managing Director, BMJ India, said
“Given the current situation of diabetes in the country, we are happy to be involved in this initiative to help doctors learn more about this condition and really make a difference to diabetes care across the country.”
Dr Anoop Misra, Chairman, Fortis C-DOC said
“We are proud to be associated with BMJ in starting diabetes certification course which should match similar courses anywhere in the world. A quality education regarding diabetes for Indian doctors will go a long way to curb the epidemic of diabetes and its complications in India”.