1,000 Students To Benefit From Diabetes Training


prescription geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Speaking at Mulago hospital today, Thursday, Achieng Sarah Opendi, the state minister for Primary Health Care, confirmed that diabetes is a silent killer disease in Uganda.

“Over 300 million people worldwide are affected by diabetes and some die annually. In Uganda 200 million people are living with diabetes, 80% of them do not know that they have it,” Opendi said.

She then added: “These also suffer from preventable diseases like diabetes, cancer, heart diseases, strokes, blindness and amputations but can be prevented when detected.”

Opendi also explained that people must be educated about the risk factors like unhealthy diets, tobacco use, alcohol abuse and obesity.

Meanwhile, more than 1,000 medical students are to benefit from European accredited clinical diabetes training every year as a strategy of building capacity of Ugandan health workers to fight this problem.


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