AAPI Doctors Provide to Training Rural Indian Health Workers


An association of Indian-American doctors has launched a training program for medical practitioners in the identification and treatment of several terminal diseases in an effort to improve rural Indian healthcare facilities.

Under the program, doctors affiliated with the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) will train rural health workers in early detection of six diseases. Heart disease, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, maternal care and allergies are the major terminal diseases in India.

The program will initially start as a pilot project in the Indian states of Bihar, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. Following an assessment of the results, the program will be duplicated nationwide.

Adapted from the Asia Pacific Action Alliance on Human Resources for Health website

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