India 2017: Philips Respironics India

Delegate: Philips Respironics India

Affiliations: Philips India Ltd

We, at Philips Sleep and Respiratory Care, look at World Sleep Day, as an opportunity to raise awareness and drive home the importance of sound sleep. This year too we took up the mantle and carried out a comprehensive campaign towards the cause.

India is a country with a prevalence of 4% to 13% for Obstructive Sleep Apnea with the awareness levels, about the condition and its detrimental effects on our health, very low. Hence the objective of all our activities was driving awareness.

The activities undertaken by us were as follows:

The activities spanned a total of three weeks beginning from a week before World Sleep Day and continuing till the end of March

Philips Respironics also announced its launch of Centre of Excellence-a training platform for doctors on diagnosis and treatment of sleep associated disordered breathing, this World Sleep Day. By proving certified training, the Centre will encourage doctors to confidently handle sleep disorders across major cities in India.

Location: India-14 Indian cities

Date: 11th-31st March

Submitted by: Dr Sneha Singh

Short Bio: Philips Respironics is a global leader in Sleep and Respiratory Care. Philips has been consistently working towards raising awareness of sleep disorders and providing sleep-related solutions in India through a holistic approach.