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Diabetes in Niger: A plea for access to care - P4H Network

Diabetes in Niger: A plea for access to care

” Access to care to fight diabetes “, this is the theme chosen for the 2021 commemoration of the International Diabetes Day. In Niamey, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) once again sacrificed itself to tradition, this time placing the commemoration under the sign of a plea in favor of access to care for diabetics. 

Combating diabetes has become a major responsibility for governments, civil society organizations and the healthcare sector in particular.

Several NGOs came together to commemorate the international day, speaking with one voice for increased and sustained awareness of diabetes. ” All social classes are vulnerable to risk factors such as poor diet, a sedentary lifestyle, exposure to tobacco smoke and the effects of harmful alcohol use “. 

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