Fight against diabetes through advocacy among policymakers and key health stakeholders

Parfait Maniratunga - Burundi

The project will aim to reduce diabetes-related morbidity and mortality through awareness and advocacy campaigns among policymakers, health leaders and the media. Parfait and his association will also organise voluntary diabetes screening campaigns for the general population in three cities in Brurundi (Gitega, Rumonge and Nyabihanga).

Parfait organised some screenings in the Rutuna province, where half the people screened were found to be living with diabetes. During July and August 2018, he took part in four awareness workshops for young people living with diabetes. He is planning in developing more of these two activities in the following months, with four community awareness workshops and four diabetes mass screening campaigns on the agenda.

Starting execution date: July 2018

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