Institute for Global Health


Jeevan Shakti Mela - Festival for Lifeforce

Janakpur Mela

Project Summary 

We will engage with communities about type 2 diabetes through research, drama, and a funfair in rural plains Nepal.

We will work with the Janakpur Women's Development Centre artists and independent artists to explore how type 2 diabetes is experienced and understood. Artists will interact with those who have diabetes, those at risk of diabetes, and health workers from the public and private sectors. 

Artists will then produce traditional Maithil paintings, props, interactive displays, and games for a large funfair. Artists will also prepare a drama about type 2 diabetes which will be performed in surrounding villages. 

We aim to increase knowledge, understanding, and motivation to prevent and control diabetes using participatory research and art.

Links to other research

Other research from the UCL Centre for Global Non-Communicable Diseases

Other research from IGH in Nepal

Other research from IGH on Non-Communicable Diseases