IMPROVED (Improving Patients’ Perception of Diseases) Initiative
Patients and public in Pakistan have limited access to authentic information about diseases and their management. Through this initiative, we are working on creating and developing easy-to-understand patient information resources in Urdu. These resources will be easily accessible for the patients, public and for the medics to download. We also intend to have patient information leaflets and booklets published and made available in the hospitals at nominal rates. These include booklets on anticoagulation, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, cardiac rehabilitation, heart failure, CVD prevention, hypertension, management of diabetes, nutrition, hypertension, and other important topics.
Projects completed include the following:
- Anticoagulation booklet for the patients (Urdu / English).
- Understanding Heart failure and its management – booklet (Urdu / English).
- 135 medical conditions patients education leaflets (Urdu / English).