Professor Luc de Witte discusses research being undertaken, with colleagues in India in the Bangalore slums, in a recently published article which explores the teams latest findings and the future of the project.

The research undertaken is discussed in the article entitled ‘Health issues in a Bangalore slum: findings from a household survey using a mobile screening toolkit in Devarajeevanahalli’. The article discusses the results and progression of the project, and future implementation of  a ‘toolkit’  to address the health concerns raised in the study and as a way of implementing active health screening .

Proffessor Luc de Witte says of the project ‘In an earlier project we have, together with partners in India, developed a screening toolkit that can be used by non-medically trained people to screen for the most important and common chronic health conditions. It was specifically designed for use in urban slums. Recently a scientific paper describing the results of a survey in a large slum in Bangalore, India, was published. It clearly shows that there are dramatic numbers of people needing medical care and thus the importance of active screening. In a current project we are implementing the toolkit and the screening approach in another urban slum and in a number of rural villages.’

You can read the full article here.