Heart Disease – a major killer of UK South Asians
Heart disease, diabetes and stroke are the biggest killers in the UK’s South Asian community. South Asians are at a 50% increased risk of dying of a heart attack compared with the UK’s White Europeans. People can make simple lifestyle changes to reduce their risk. The campaign highlights some of these easy steps.
The Charity and the Sponsors
The South Asian Health Foundation (SAHF) is a registered UK charity promoting good health in the UK’s South Asian community. The SACHE campaign is part of the charity’s activities and is supported by AstraZeneca.
The campaign unites partners across the NHS and voluntary sector committed to addressing cardiovascular disease in these traditionally “hard to reach” groups. National stakeholders:
British Heart Foundation British Red Cross
Diabetes UK UK Transplant
The Stroke Association Race for Health
The campaign will be launched on 13th Dec 2007, 4-6pm by Virendra Sharma MP, at the House of Commons.
For more information contact
Dr Rumeena Gujral – SAHF Trustee and National Coordinator for SACHE
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 07771933939