The Board of the World Diabetes Foundation initiated a new training program called the “WDF Peer Programme”. The aim of this program was to support capacity building in the peer’s area of excellence i.e. capacity building for primary prevention.
With regard to this, Fortis C-DOC. N-DOC and DFI supported a Hosting Programme for a WDF Peers (participant) Dr Manoj Fernando for a period of 45 days i.e from April 2 – May 15, 2012. A training programme was devised primarily to apprise Dr Fernando about our health initiatives, school and community programs and our achievements in this regard.
Dr. Fernando is currently a part of the faculty of medicine, University of Colombo, and a lecturer in health promotion at Rajaratna University of Sri Lanka, and lecturer in Drug Abuse Management Diploma conducted by University of Colombo and National Dangerous Drugs Control Board.
Dr Pramod Khosla, PhD, Associate Professor, Graduate Officer, Secretary, Union Reps – AAUP, Dept. of Nutr. and Food Science, Wayne State University, Detroit, visited Fortis C-DOC and had a long meeting with Dr Misra and his research team, on further opportunities for research and collaboration. he also took a brief tour of the Fortis C-DOC facility. The meeting was followed by refreshments.