Together on Diabetes is the flagship philanthropic program of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation. In China, BMS is working with several foundations to reach out to patients, health care providers and to reduce the socio-economic burden of diabetes management for families and public health facilities. For instance, BMS Foundation is working with the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention on a three-year project to enhance the capacity of rural health care providers to manage and prevent type 2 diabetes at the village level in Western and Central China, where diabetes is growing at a faster rate than in China’s cities. Efforts focus on identifying high-risk rural populations and ensuring timely interventions to prevent disease onset. These interventions include health care provider training, disease screenings and patient education. The Chinese CDC is also mobilizing government and community leaders to prioritize diabetes disease management.
In India, BMS partners with local actors such as the MAMTA Health Institute for Mother and Child to increase the skills of community health volunteers to provide diabetes risk-management education and family counselling for non-communicable diseases. The project is also linking patients to health care providers in order to promote healthy lifestyles, early detection and healthy behaviors.
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