W/R: Government urged to prioritize training of nurses in diabetes

A Non-Governmental Organization, Rural Aid Alliance Foundation’s “RAAF” Programmes coordinator, Mr. Kenneth Kpodo has urged the Government of Ghana to prioritize and re-strategize to focus on training of diabetic Health personnels “Nurses” in the country.

According to him an estimate of 90% of people walking around being diabetic without health professionals being abreast with them needs equivalent of 90% of nurses would be able to diagnose these diabetic patients when they come in contact with.

Mr. Kpodo called on the Government of Ghana when his outfit Rural Aid Alliance Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organization partnered the Lions Club International to celebrate the 2020 World Diabetes Day in the western region as a way of celebrating health professionals “Nurses”.

The World Diabetes Day is said to be a day that the United Nations “UN” and the World Health Organization “WHO” set aside to advocate and awareness for the condition Diabetes. Meanwhile World Diabetic Day is celebrated annually.

According to Mr. Kpodo nurses are being celebrated this year’s World Diabetic Day because they are the only Health personnels that clients goes into contact with.

Again Rural Aid Alliance Foundation as part of its operational activities in the western region for the past 20 years, deals in public health related activities, building capacity of teachers, assist children in reading, alternative livelihood and also into child protection activities.

The theme tagged with the celebration of the World Diabetes Day in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis was “Nurse and Diabetes”.

He therefore advised the general public to 30 minutes of vigorous exercise “walking alone” to reduce “type 2” Diabetes and change of an individual lifestyle.

Filed By: Benjamin Bray – Vision1 FM/Globe TV


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