EHI International Conducts CAB Tests of Slum Dwellers in Delhi
In partnership with ICMR, EHI International conducted CAB tests of residents of over 600 slum households in Sanjay Gandhi Slums, Chankaya Puri Delhi. The study was conducted for Population Foundation of India.
The tests mainly covered men, women and children up to six months of age. The target group was tested for their hemoglobin levels and anemia. The weight and height of the target group was also measured to take an account of malnutrition. In addition to this, the adult men and women were tested for the blood sugar levels to test the predisposition for diabetes, a lifelong disease. In order to probe for hypertension, blood pressure of the individuals was also measured and recorded.
To understand the health seeking behavior of the community members they were probed for the illnesses they have suffered from, if any, in the past one year and what has been the source of diagnosis.
The analysis of the collected samples will be conducted in Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). ICMR will then organize a health camp in the slum area to create awareness about health and disease relationship.