SAHIL seeks to educate the UMB and UMMC community about health issues concerning the South Asian American community in the area through lunch talks, community service, and workshops.
We hope to inform students about:
- Health problems in the South Asian American patient population, including cardiovascular disease, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes, and mental health issues
- The use of South Asian medical principles in everyday life, including vegetarianism, yoga and meditation
- Community service opportunities in the area to benefit this patient population
- Infectious and tropical diseases encountered commonly in South Asian countries, such as malaria, cholera, dengue fever, and typhoid fever.