This website is established by the Nethersole School of Nursing and funded by the Knowledge Transfer Project Fund, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. The aim of this website is to promote healthy lifestyles and the prevention of chronic diseases among South Asians in Hong Kong. From this website, you can find the health information about the common chronic diseases of South Asians in Hong Kong, namely Cancer, Diabetes Mellitus, High Blood Pressure, Stroke, Heart Attack, and Osteoarthritis. Preventive measures and the Health screening tests of the chronic diseases will also be introduced.
The Nethersole School of Nursing, previously named the Department of Nursing, was established under the Faculty of Medicine in the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1991. It provides high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate nursing education and research to improve the health of people in Hong Kong and advance the development of nursing profession. Receiving the support from the Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital and the United Christian Medical Service, the Department of Nursing was renamed the Nethersole School of Nursing in 2002.
Cancer is one of the most prevalent chronic diseases in the world, with a considerable mortality rate. As certain cancers can be effectively prevented through their early detection by cancer screening, its regular utilisation should be achieved for the promotion of health. In view of this, we are currently conducting a research programme titled IMPACT (Integrative Multicomponent Programme for promoting south Asians’ Cancer screening upTake), with the aim to disseminate knowledge of cancer prevention and screening to South Asian ethnic minorities in Hong Kong and South Asians in their home countries. Please visit our webpage (link here) for more information about our IMPACT programme.