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Seminar – Community engagement to prevent and control diabetes in Bangladesh

November 20, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

All are invited to the CEDAR/MRC Epidemiology Seminar:

Community engagement to prevent and control diabetes in Bangladesh.

Dr Ed Fottrell, Director, UCL Centre for Global Non-Communicable Diseases.

Meeting Rooms 1&2, Level 4, Institute of Metabolic Science, Cambridge Biomedical Campus.


Learning from experience of community mobilisation to improve maternal and child health, we developed two distinct population based interventions to prevent and control diabetes within rural communities in Bangladesh. The first intervention was an mHealth health promotion strategy delivered to individual’s mobile phones. The second was a participatory community mobilisation intervention whereby community groups identified and addressed key threats to their health in their own communities. The interventions were evaluated using a three arm cluster-randomised controlled trial across 96 villages covering a population of approximately 125,000 individuals. This presentation will describe the development of these interventions, their implementation and impact.

About Dr Fottrell

Dr Fottrell is an Associate Professor in Epidemiology & Global Health at University College London. He is experienced in community health measurement, intervention development and evaluation in Africa and Asia. He has a history of research into maternal, neonatal and child health, verbal autopsy, non-communicable diseases, community interventions and mHealth. Dr Fottrell is Director of the UCL Centre for Global Non-communicable Diseases and is PI of the GACD/MRC-funded DMagic and D:Clare projects – implementation science and cluster trials to address diabetes in Bangladesh.

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November 20, 2019
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


MRC Epidemiology Unit
01223 330315
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Meeting rooms, Level 4 Institute of Metabolic Science, Addenbrooke’s Treatment Centre (ATC)
Cambridge Biomedical Campus
Cambridge, CB2 0SL United Kingdom
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