NIHR global health grants £7 M to Madras Di­a­betes Re­search Foun­da­tion

BioSpectrum (India) - - FINANCE NEWS -

Chen­nai-based Madras Di­a­betes Re­search Foun­da­tion (MDRF) has been awarded a grant of £7 mil­lion by UK’s Na­tional In­sti­tute of Health Re­search (NIHR) Global Health pro­gramme to es­tab­lish a clin­i­cal part­ner­ship with Univer­sity of Dundee, Scot­land. With the help of this grant, Madras Di­a­betes Re­search Foun­da­tion and Univer­sity of Dundee will con­duct joint re­search stud­ies in In­dia and Scot­land to de­ter­mine the com­mon and spe­cific prob­lems re­lated to di­a­betes, by ac­cess­ing col­lated data of 650,000 di­a­betic pa­tients.

The project com­mands ac­cess to two of the most ad­vanced di­a­betes man­age­ment sys­tems in the world: Dr Mo­han’s Di­a­betes Spe­cial­i­ties Cen­tres (DMDSC) and Scot­tish Clin­i­cal Care In­for­ma­tion – Di­a­betes Care (SCI-DC). The SCI-DC pro­vides a so­phis­ti­cated shared elec­tronic pa­tient record for ev­ery in­di­vid­ual with Type 2 di­a­betes in Scot­land. The project will also look at new ways of pro­vid­ing di­a­betes screen­ing, us­ing smart­phone tech­nol­ogy and reti­nal scans, which will pro­vide valu­able in­sights into how care providers can de­liver more cost-ef­fec­tive and af­ford­able di­ag­no­sis and treat­ment of di­a­betes, a ma­jor is­sue in In­dia and across the world.

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