Multifold Approach - CKR Foundation

Multifold Approach


Access to information and knowledge can empower an entire community! According to a Diabetes-related study conducted by The Indian Council of Medical Research, urban people had greater awareness rates (58.4 %) than rural residents (36.8%). But overall figures were still low, particularly in rural regions. This emphasizes the importance of large-scale diabetes awareness and education campaigns.

Prevention and Risk Reduction

A balanced strategy to raising diabetes knowledge and control among patients and the medical community is an urgent necessity in India. Over a third of cases are preventable, which means we all can reduce our diabetes and cancer risk.

Equity in Access to Patients

Diabetes and cancer therapies are highly expensive, both individually and societally, making treatment adherence and attaining ideal results difficult for many people. The National Family Health Survey (NFHS 2005-06) indicates substantial geographical and socioeconomic differences in health outcomes, with lower castes, the poor, and less developed countries suffering a disproportionate share of the burden of healthcare. Life-saving diagnosis, treatment, and care should be equal for all regardless of where they reside, their income, race, religion, caste, or gender.

Government Action & Accountability

For every patient who seeks health care, there are many more who are not able to even make it to a hospital. What accounts for this disparity? The sociological causes for this are several, one of which being India’s low public investment in health, which has hovered around 1% of the country’s GDP for decades. Governments can influence many of the levers to reduce and prevent many illnesses.

Understanding Mental and Emotional Impact

Lifelong illnesses have an influence on patients’ and carers’ mental and emotional well-being in addition to their physical health. Patients experience despair, anxiety, and rage, which have an impact on their health and general quality of life. Understanding and managing emotional and mental health may enhance the patient’s, family’s, and health care provider’s relationships, allowing for more successful illness treatment.

Saving Lives Saves Money

The financial consequences for nations, individuals, and families have a significant impact on long-term economic and human development. A concerted effort to increase the use of known-effective public health and clinical interventions to reduce the prevalence of tobacco use, poor diet, and insufficient physical activity—the major risk factors for these diseases—could significantly reduce the human and economic costs of these diseases.

Reducing the Skills Gap

One of the most significant impediments to providing high-quality treatment is a scarcity of qualified healthcare personnel. According to the National Health Profile 2017, one government allopathic doctor is assigned to every 10,189 individuals. In India, there is a lack of around six lakh physicians and two million nurses.

Working Together as One

By banding together, we can assist to enhance initiatives that promote effective advocacy, action, and accountability at all levels. Individual actions to meet personal and family needs, community efforts to educate one’s personal network or advocate for change in one’s local area, national activities to raise awareness, raise funds, and influence federal policy, and international actions to achieve these goals on a global scale and assist resource-poor countries are all required.