According to the Programmes coordinator for Rural Aid Alliance Foundation, Mr. Kenneth Kpodo western region and by extension to the Nation there are no nurses trained in Diabetes management, whereas these health professionals learn the basics on the job whereas others engage themselves in online courses.
Mr. Kenneth Kpodo made these remarks as Rural Aid Alliance Foundation partnered the Lions Club International to celebrate the 2020 World Diabetes Day in the western region in a way of celebrating health professionals “Nurses”.
Moreover Rural Aid Alliance Foundation marked the World Diabetes Day together with stakeholders on panel discussions at the Nurse AND Midwifery Training College at Sekondi of the western region.
The panel discussion focused on Diabetes and the eye, Diabetes and the foot and Diabetes in pregnancy.
Mr. Kpodo emphasize that as government and health institution it is important to bring the training of nurses in Diabetes to form.
The theme tagged with the celebration of the World Diabetes Day in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis was “Nurse and Diabetes”.
The programmes coordinator stated that primary Healthcare practitioners “Nurses” play a crucial role in all stages of managing good eye health as they facilitate early diagnosis and timely management of diabetic eye disease.
“As part of the training of the nurses where we have emergency nurses, midwives, we don’t have Diabetic nurse”, he added.
The RAAF Programme coordinator continued that eighty-nine percent “89%” of shortages in nurses are in the lower to middle income countries including Ghana.
He therefore advised the general public that 30 minutes of vigorous exercise “walking alone” is enough to reduce “type 2” Diabetes and and change of an individual lifestyle.
Mr. Kenneth Kpodo in his closing remarks entreated the Healthcare practitioners to make the difference for Diabetes.
Filed By: Benjamin Bray – Vision1 Fm