Heart disease, stroke and diabetes are the world’s leading health problems. Approximately 18 million people die from cardiovascular diseases every year and another 420 million people live with diabetes. The burden of Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes are especially high in South Asia, one of the most densely populated regions in the world.

The ambition of the Global Health Research Unit on Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease in South Asians is to create an inter-disciplinary environment that fosters development and implementation of acceptable, equitable, scalable, and sustainable approaches to reduce the burden of Type-2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

Strengthening disease surveillance mechanisms for T2D and CVD to assess needs, priorities and performance

Prioritise interventions for prevention, early detection and treatment of T2D and CVD, considering efficacy, sustainability and scalability

Supporting capacity building and investing in high-quality training of both health care workers and translational researchers

Developing frameworks and engaging key stakeholders, decision makers and policy makers for an effective dissemination and implementation of our research