The Cancer Working Group was set up to tackle areas of inequality in cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment in the UK's South Asian Community.
The Cardiovascular working Group of the South Asian Health Foundation seeks to promote improvements in cardiovascular health, disease and healthcare in South Asians where these are found to be inferior to other segments of the population.
"Healthier child makes for a healthier adult, but children are not small adults"
The children's working group of the South Asian Health Foundation is a recent addition to the portfolio of working groups. It developed from a recognition that raising awareness of issues related to child health and improving outcomes for children are essential if we with to effect the health and wellbeing of out adult populations in years to come.
SAHF's newest working group was created in response to the huge demand for our SACHE Campaigns of community education. The Community Engagement Working Group acts as a hub for good practice in health education in the UK's South Asian Community. We are always keen to hear about successful projects and initiatives.
The Diabetes Working Group was set up to tackle areas of inequalities in diabetes prevention, diagnosis and treatment in the UK's South Asian Community. The group undertakes a wide range of activities from a hugely successful annual conference, annual Diabetes in Ramadan conference to community health education campaigns.
The SAHF Gastrointestinal Working Group (GIWG) focusses on promoting improvements in the quality of, and access to, digestive and liver healthcare and health promotion in South Asians and other ethnic minorities. These include diseases of the: oesophagus, stomach, gallstones, liver and bowel, including conditions as varied as viral hepatitis, alcohol and other liver diseases, inflammatory bowel and coeliac disease, and cancers of the gastrointestinal tract.
The Mental Health Working Group was set up to highlight areas of inequalities in the Mental Health in the UK's South Asian Community.
MUSCULOSKELETAL WORKING GROUP
The Musculoskeletal Working Group was set up to highlight areas of inequalities in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Musculoskeletal disorders in the UK's South Asian Community.
SAHF SCOTLAND WORKING GROUP
The SAHF Scotland working group was set up to highlight areas of inequalities in health in Scotland's South Asian Community.
For Students: The Amrit Dhoot Award
The South Asian Health Foundation, a UK charity whose aims are to improve the health and well-being of South Asians, is delighted to invite applications for two medical student elective bursaries of £400.
Submission Deadline: 1st January of year of bursary
Decision will be made by February 1st by the SAHF Cardiovascular Group and the SAHF Diabetes Group
Prize: Two awards of £400
Open to: Medical Students
Please submit 250 words on the likely benefit of the elective and to explain why the SAHF should support the application. An application form must also be completed and returned with the 250-word submission.
Successful applicants will be required to provide written evidence of their visit (copies of receipts etc) and to provide a 1500-word report within 3 months of completion of the elective period, which is suitable for publication, on their visit once it has been completed.
Please complete and submit 2 copies of your application and CV (one with and one without your name and institution)
Winners of the Amrit Dhoot Award 2014
- Mr Ghanshyam Kacha
Final year MBBS Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Elective: April-May 2014 at Narayana Hrudayalaya Heart Hospital in Bangalore
- Mr Ruzky Aliyar
Final year MBBS/BSC Imperial College London, School of Medicine, Elective in the Trauma & Orthopaedics department at Kandy General Hospital, Hanthana, Sri Lanka
- 2012/2013: Jenny Dodds, Emelie Bǣkgaard
Trends in birthweight among four tribal communities in rural Tamil Nadu, India
- 2011/2012: Eamon Lagha
Medical Elective in Singapore
- 2010/11: Mitsu Shah
Great things are done when men and mountains meet
- 2009/10: Rachna Bajaj
Medical Elective in Singapore
- 2008/09: Sinead Doyle
Medicine in Mumbai
- 2008/09: Harpreet Sood
An Indian Summer - Medical elective report
- 2007/08: Luke Americo Ferrari
Mountains to Monsoons - A Report on a Medical Elective in India 2007