Supporting People with Diabetes

Partnership objective

Ensure broader access to information and monitoring tools for people in Pakistan with diabetes to lead healthier lives.

The program provides educational materials for people living with diabetes. The program provides educational materials for people living with diabetes. Copyright Roche

What are the health needs and challenges?

Cases of diabetes in Pakistan are growing dramatically, from 4.3 million cases in 1995 to 14.5 million cases in 2025. Increased awareness of changes in lifestyle, exercise and nutrition can help people to better manage diabetes and its complications.

Description of partnership activities and how they address needs and challenges

Roche provides awareness and guidance locally about how best to manage diabetes and avoid its complications through a country-wide education program. With the support of doctors, paramedic staff and nurses, experts advise people on how to live with this condition at sessions in clinics and on hospital wards. More than 12 of these programmes have run every month since their inception in 2009.


Partnership information

Company(ies) Roche

Partner(s) Local hospitals & health centers & patient groups, Pakistan Ministry of Health

Type of Partner(s) Academia / Hospitals, Government

Therapeutic Focus Non-Communicable Diseases

Disease(s) Diabetes

Program Type(s) Prevention Programs - Awareness & Outreach

Targeted Population(s) Patients in needs of treatment, People with low income

Region(s) South Asia

Number of Countries 1

Country(ies) Pakistan

Start Date 2009

More information Roche Access to Healthcare

Anticipated completion date Ongoing