The BBC Asian Network has announced plans to investigate Asian health with a month-long programme of specialised content.

From Monday 9th May Sunday 5th June, the schedule, which will include documentaries, outside broadcasts and specialised news reports, will look into the current state of health amongst Asian communities. The programmes will include interviews with a range of experts and address the big problems, as well as offer advice to encourage improved health and better living.

The month-long programme is split into four key weeks, Eat Healthier Week (9-15 May); Exercise More Week (16-22 May); Asian Health Check (23-29 May) and round off with Tommy Sandhu Presenter Challenges (30 May 5 June) with the on-air content being supported by a strong online mini-site.

Husain Husaini, Head of Programmes, BBC Asian Network, says, “We know that Britain’s South Asian communities suffer more from many preventable diseases. It’s a subject we have come back to many times in our news and discussion programmes. So this year, we want to try and help our listeners “Get Healthy”. Our aim is to pull together all the health issues affecting our communities and help our listeners and their families understand what they need to do to avoid becoming another health statistic.”