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IDF has partnered with Sanofi, Kenya Diabetes Study Group and Diabetes Kenya to launch a national diabetes management training programme.
A meeting focused on diabetes guidelines for the management of type 1 diabetes in Africa was held in Nairobi on 10-12 October 2018, supported by Novo Nordisk. The IDF Africa Region is grateful that key opinion leaders in the continent put their heads together to ensure that people with diabetes get quality care by ensuring that diabetes guidelines are in place.
Diabetes was a focus of the Africa Health Business Symposium, held in Johannesburg, South Africa on 8-9 October 2018. Prof. Naby Balde, IDF Africa Regional Chair, gave a presentation on a topical issue, "What does Universal Health Coverage mean for people with diabetes?" It is important that people with diabetes are not left behind as the global movement towards healthcare for all takes center stage. Prof. Balde highlighted the need to invest in initiatives to tackle diabetes in Africa.
Image right: Prof. Naby Balde (left) with H.E Amira Elfadali, Commisioner AU, and Soraya Ramoul, Novo Nordisk