DDI inaugurates GeoHealth Lab

Dasman Diabetes Institute (DDI), founded by Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS), has inaugurated its GeoHealth Lab recently with the presence of Dr. Qais Al Duwairi, Director-General of the Institute, Mr. Jonathan Gilbert, Ambassador of Australia to Kuwait and many distinguished guests.

During the inauguration, Dr. Al Duwairi mentioned, “Dasman Diabetes Institute is proud in driving a geohealth agenda to deal with diabetes in Kuwait and provide innovative solutions that focus on prevention and intervention”.

Dasman’s Geohealth Lab has built a comprehensive technical infrastructure that integrates health and administrative data with social, built and physical environmental data in support of spatial epidemiological research to understand and prevent Diabetes.

This Lab is the first focused Geohealth Research Hub in the region with capacity to apply spatial epidemiology and develop knowledge and understandings of the spatial drivers of diabetes in Kuwait.  The lab is enabling the development of new methodologies to sustain effective public health and medical care interventions in Kuwait, which is part of our mission to serve the country and its population.