EADSG Congress and Scientific Session on Prevention of Diabetes and its Complications

The 4th East Africa Diabetes Study Group (EADSG) Congress and Annual Meeting 2018 took place from March 12th-14th at the Kigali Convention Center in Kigali, Rwanda.

The conference was organised by the East Africa Diabetes Group (EADSG) in collaboration with Rwanda’s Ministry of Health. The 2018 congress entitled ‘Prevention of Diabetes and its complications’ highlighted the importance of the prevention of diabetes and treating diabetes, including how to stop the progression of complications in people with diabetes.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, the Minister of State in charge of Public Health and Primary Health Care, Dr Patrick Ndimubanzi, told the audience, “The Government of Rwanda is committed to fighting non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and mitigating their impact so as to empower our population to live as healthy and prosperous lives as possible,” he said.

The EADSG Scientific Congresses are a comprehensive, multidisciplinary forum with a stellar faculty of leaders in diabetes and other NCDs that connect the scientific community and accelerate life science discovery. They bring together more than 300 key stakeholders and leaders to discuss ambitions, priorities and actions for change in diabetes and NCDs within the East Africa Region.

More information: http://eadsg.org

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