The National Eye Centre Kaduna commemorated the World Diabetes Day, 2021 on the 15th of November, 2021. Activities included a week long free diabetes screening of both staff and members of the public, an outdoor walk and a public lecture. The lecture was given by a guest lecturer, Dr. Beatrice Bello-Ovosi, a consultant endicronologist with the Kaduna State University.
The World Diabetes Day was anchored by the NEC DM team, headed by the Chief Medical Director, Dr. M.B Alhassan. Other members of the team are:
- Dr. Beatrice Bello-Ovosi – Consultant Endocrinologist, Department of Internal Medicine, KASU, Kaduna
- Dr. Abdulrahman Shehu – Consultant Chemical Pathologist, Metabolic Physician, NEC Kaduna
- Dr. Patricia Idoko – Consultant FAmily Physician, NEC Kaduna
- Dr. Paulinus Unung – Programme Associate and Head of Pathology, NEC Kaduna
- Mrs. Maryrose Adole – Programme Admin, NEC Kaduna
THE VISION OF NEC DM TEAM:
The devastating effects of unattended diabetes and the increasing number of people with the disease call for greater preventive efforts to sensitize the stakeholders for prevention and care through raising awareness on DM. The general public has to know how to avoid getting diabetes, those with diabetes need to know what they should do to delay or prevent the dreaded complications of DM and other stakeholders must be sensitized to participate in the fight against DM.
Around the world, thousands of local campaigns, activities, screening, meetings and more take place every year, all helping to raise awareness of a condition that affects currently 422 million people, with many more at risk.
Therefore, the NEC DM care initiative in National Eye Centre, Kaduna have now joined other groups to fight this DM scourge by raising awareness of DM, its risk factors and prevention in our communities.
ACCESS TO DIABETES CARE:
IF NOT NOW, WHEN?
Health systems must improve diabetes screening to ensure timely diagnosis and prevent complications.
A century after its discovery, insulin and other fundamental components of diabetes care remain beyond the reach of many who need them. This must change. Support our call to action to ensure it reaches the people who need to hear it.
Join our campaign at: www.worlddiabetesday.org #IfNotNowWhen