Nationwide Free Diabetes Screening

  • Aims: 
    • To investigate the rate of unknown diabetes and related risk markers among adult population in Bangladesh. 
    • To evaluate the level of knowledge about diabetes in Bangladeshi people.
    • Collaboration: A joint collaboration of Diabetic Association of Bangladesh and Non-Communicable Disease Control Program, DG Health, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of People’s Republic of Bangladesh.
    • Funding: NovoNordisk, Abbott International and Incepta Pharma Bangladesh.
    • Project duration: 4 months (November 2018 – February 2019)
    • Total screening: 100,000 
    • Study sites: Apart from 102 centers/hospitals of the BADAS and its Affiliate Associations around the country, this programme carried out in 800 spots of 400 thanas around the country. 
    • Key points:
    • According to the preliminary findings, the rate of DM is 25.6%, and the rate of good knowledge about DM is only 38.8%.
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