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In 2012, diabetes was the direct cause of some 1.5 million deaths, with more than 80% of those occurring in low- and middle-income countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) projects that diabetes will be the 7th leading cause of death by 2030.

 

WHO is focusing the next World Health Day, on 7 April 2016, on diabetes because:

  • The diabetes epidemic is rapidly increasing in many countries, with the documented increase most dramatic in low- and middle-income countries.
  • A large proportion of diabetes cases are preventable. Simple lifestyle measures have been shown to be effective in preventing or delaying the onset of type 2 diabetes. Maintaining normal body weight, engaging in regular physical activity, and eating a healthy diet can reduce the risk of diabetes.
  • Diabetes is treatable. Diabetes can be controlled and managed to prevent complications. Increasing access to diagnosis, self-management education and affordable treatment are vital components of the response.
  • Efforts to prevent and treat diabetes will be important to achieve the global Sustainable Development Goal 3 target of reducing premature mortality from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) by one-third by 2030. Many sectors of society have a role to play, including governments, employers, educators, manufacturers, civil society, private sector, the media and individuals themselves.

 

 

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In many underserved and underdeveloped communities, the procurement and supply of medicines and medical products needs to be streamlined in order to reduce shortages.  Importantly, many of these populations need better and focused education to prevent these populations from developing chronic diseases in the first place.

Through its efforts, FHF, Inc. strives on empowering local communities to have more control over healthcare resources and helping to shift healthcare delivery from a ‘treat and cure’ model to a preventive care one. FHF needs to:

      • Create & distribute printable and electronic health fact sheets to community clinics and village elders
      • Distribute condoms
      • Propagating health fact sheets using email and social media networks

 

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