Twenty Young Leaders in Diabetes (YLD) are travelling from all over the world to attend the first African Diabetes Congress (ADC) and part of the first African Diabetes Youth Leadership Programme (ADYLP) in Arusha, Tanzania.
For most of the Young Leaders, this will be their first time in an African country as well as their first reunion with the diabetic family, formed at the World Diabetes Congress in Dubai last December.
The ADYLP is a great opportunity for the YLD to meet with youth in Arusha and to share regional experiences and knowledge.
The YLD joined the ADYLP during a session on networking, led by Dr. Warren Lee, which emphasised effective networking techniques.
Educational leadership sessions followed, including a discussion on country specific challenges to people with diabetes and workshops on project development, feasibility and implementation.
"It is a pleasure to see the enthusiasm shown by the Young Leaders in Diabetes. I am confident that the Congress and the Youth Programme will help them understand the reality of having diabetes in Africa and to evaluate the challenges faced by people here" said Professor Jean-Claude Mbanya, President of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), as he joined the group between sessions.
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