Udaan Foundatiuon was founded in 2007 by Dr. (Prof.) Amit Varma in 2007 with the aim dedicated to improving all citizen’s life by initiating various activities such as medical welfare programs for medically undeserved section of the society, scholarship programs for the talented medical graduates and postgraduates, social welfare programs for the vulnerable members of the society and to drive academic research in the field of medicine.
Since its inception in 2007, the foundation is also committed to the needs of Diabetics in the region. It has organized various General camps and Diabetes camps, provided free medicines for the cause besides following them up. The foundation has adopted the village and has provided comprehensive health care, especially in the field of diabetes. Its commitment to the field of Diabetes has been triggered by the fact that the estimated global prevalence of type II diabetes will rise from about 160 million in the year 2000 to approximately 215 million in 2010.
The three nations with the greatest numbers of individuals with diabetes in 1995 were India (19.4 million) China (16.0 million), and the United States (13.9 million). In 2025, the rankings will be unchanged, but the absolute number will increase dramatically in India (57.2 million) and China (to 37.6 million). There is an almost three fold increase in the prevalence of the disease in the rural area in the last two decades (from 2.1 to 6.3%).
The aims and objectives of the society are as follows:
- To provide Diabetes health care at every door step in the community.
- To create an awareness in the community and the society regarding the disease, its prevention and the management.
- To educate the paramedical staff and other health personnel regarding diabetes care and management.
- To generate resources within the community to efficiently manage the disease.
- To provide healthcare to the remotest area and the most needy
- To provide health care to both the rural and urban areas of the community
Globalization of Udaan Foundation
The Executive body of the Udaan Foundation in its meeting decided to launch “South East Asian Diabetes Foundation” a body which would be a unit of Udaan Foundation and would function under the complete control of “UDAAN” Foundation.It has been long observed that India has been labelled as the Diabetes Capital of the world with the highest number of Diabetics residing in the country next to China. The South East Asian Countries fall in the same socioeconomic zone a body which would be a unit of Udaan Foundation and would function under the complete control of “UDAAN” Foundation.It has been long observed that India has been labelled as the Diabetes Capital of the world with the highest number of Diabetics residing in the country next to China. The South East Asian Countries fall in the same socioeconomic zone where changing lifestyles From traditional to westernized has created an epidemic of Diabetes in these countries also. Practically entire south-east Asian region has many common characteristics in terms of genotype and phenotype which affect the outcome of sustained hyperglycemia. Barring a few exceptions, health care set up in these countries is similar in many aspects with a large public sector and private sector catering to populations belonging to different socioeconomic strata. The prevalence of different traditional systems of medicine also complicates health care delivery which requires more research and needs to be considered in comprehensive diabetes care. An exchange of information regarding strategies, treatments and healthcare outcomes between neighbours is required. This society desires to bring together participants involved in management of Diabetes across man made boundaries to the common goal of minimizing the sufferings of mankind by sharing of information, learning from experiences of peers and active research on various aspects of management of diabetes.Besides, this region have got their own traditional systems of healthcare since ages. This wealth of experience needs to be explored further to make it a part of mainstream health system based on reasonable evidence.
Academic commitments of Udaan Foundation:
The foundation felt the need to for an academic platform to share the evidence and experience based developments in the field of Medicine. It has long being realized that the South East Asian Countries have a lot in common in the field of healthcare. Besides, these countries have their own strong traditional systems of medicine which have got a rich heritage of vast experience and a part of it needs an evidence base in terms of scientific literature. The Journal of South East Asian Medical Clinics would be launched from 1st April, 2016, both in the printed and Web format. We welcome the contributors from the whole world.
About the Journal of South East Asian Medical Clinics
The journal of South East Asian Medical Clinics was launched in the year 2007 by the President of the Founding Society Dr. (Prof.) Amit Varma. He always had a vision to have a common scientific platform to share the expertise and skill, to learn some and unlearn few and to give the due place to the experience based Medicine as well. South East Asian Region has a rich heritage of healthcare which is ages old, popular and effective and a part of it needs to be evidence based in terms of scientific papers etc. The society needs to be benefitted from this vast treasure. With the strengthening of electronic media and tools, the world has become smaller in terms of exchange of technology, experiences, skills and knowledge.A new and dynamic editorial board has been constituted. Each manuscript would be screened by the Editoral board and the anti-plagiarism software, would be peer reviewed by the specialists in the field and would finally be approved by the Editor-in Chief. The web version would also have a section for the pictorial CME also. Every effort has been made to meet the international expectations and standards. However, suggestions and feedbacks would surely bring out the best from us.This journal aims to bring closer this region closer in terms of healthcare beyond the boundaries of nation, culture, politics, customs, practices and traditions. It would directly and indirectly contribute in taking the healthcare to the most underprivileged. This can only be achieved by academic upliftment of the healthcare team, especially the doctors. This journal would be a small step.