100&Change: 2020

Destination Zero: Ending Death and Suffering from Diabetes and Hypertension

To end death, disability, and poverty from diabetes and hypertension for millions of adults in India through affordable, scalable, technology-driven task-shifting community and clinic enhancements.

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Two-page overview of proposal
Competition Participation
100&Change: 2020
Current Work Location
  • National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
  • State of Punjab, India
  • State of Haryāna, India
  • State of Himāchal Pradesh, India
  • State of Tamil Nādu, India
Proposed Work Locations:
  • State of Andhra Pradesh, India
  • State of Karnātaka, India
  • State of Gujarāt, India
  • State of Odisha, India
  • State of Tripura, India
Priority Populations:
  • Adults
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Chronically ill people
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
  • 1. No poverty
  • 3. Good health and well-being

Executive Summary:

Diabetes and hypertension are among this century’s foremost threats to health and development. They are top contributors to premature death and disability in even the least developed countries (1). India, with 275 million people affected, is a critical battleground to reverse the global rise and devastation from these conditions. Socio-economically deprived populations are particularly vulnerable to fatal and debilitating health complications from diabetes and hypertension because effective prevention and treatment strategies fail to reach them. We propose Destination Zero, our proven package of digital technology tools and healthcare worker training programs designed to strengthen community outreach and patient engagement initiatives, developed over a decade of field testing across India. Destination Zero will reach over 100 districts covering over 200 million Indians to enhance the ability of health systems, healthcare workers, patients, and communities to affordably and equitably prevent and manage these silent killers and disablers to improve health and wellbeing.

Organization Details
Lead Organization

Emory University

website: http://www.emory.edu
Organization Headquarters
DeKalb County, Georgia, United States
Organization ID
Annual Operating Budget
> $1 Billion
Number of Full-time Employees
> 1,000

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