Bristol-Myers Squibb foundation grants $ 1.6 million to help address Type 2 diabetes
The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation announced $1.6 million worth grants to four health care institutions in India that will help improve diabetes education, prevention and care and increase health care worker capacity in rural and tribal areas and among the urban poor.
“Stemming the rising tide of type 2 diabetes, India will require a concerted and sustained effort at the community level to ensure adults have access to the education, preventive measures and care they need to effectively self-manage their disease,” said John Damonti, President, Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation. “The grants we are making today through our Together on Diabetes™ initiative will test new ideas about how diabetes control efforts can be best designed and implemented to help adults in a variety of settings.”
The Mamta Health Institute for Mother and Child in New Delhi, All India Institute of Diabetes and Research, Swasthya Diabetes and Sanjivani Health and Relief Committee in Gujarat will receive the grants.