The Association for the Promotion of Health (APSA) conducted the opening of a center dedicated to people with diabetes at Trianon on Thursday 3 novembre.L opportunity for NGOs to call back it has helped more than AFrom 100 000 patients over a quarter so ECLEER of existence.
Receive and treat diabetes in a health center which is devoted. This is the challenge taken up by the Association for the Promotion of Health (APSA), which today opened its new clinic, located at Trianon. Funded through donations, including from the European Union and the Embassy of Japan, the center will house a multidisciplinary team - podiatrists, diabetologists, ophthalmologists and nutritionists - who will be asked to supervise patients, increasingly numerous.
This health center, has highlighted the association president, Audrey Hardy, aims to reduce the number of amputations - 370 a year - directly related to diabetes each year. Situation due to the absence of treatment and lack of follow-up. "It was a monster of diabetes, but it is easy to deal with them, provided of course to control and adopt a healthy lifestyle" , said Audrey Hardy. This has also welcomed the team of volunteers who "walked alongside Mauritius since past 26 years."
Audrey Hardy was also weighed down on the course of the APSA and stressed that the association has assisted some 100 000 patients in recent years. Determined to build on this momentum, the leaders of the APSA have recently signed two agreements with the World Diabetes Foundation to fund two arms of the APSA Burundi and Botswana.
Present at the inauguration, the former CEO of the MBC, Bijay Madhu, wished to express his appreciation for the work done by the team of the APSA. "I myself have benefited from using this association to help me control my diabetes. It is therefore natural that I have always given my support, " he said.
The opening of this clinic coincides with the launch, always by the APSA, a booklet I take my foot in hand. This publication, for diabetics, is designed to teach them how to care for their feet and avoid amputation due to an undetected infection.