Tuesday, 9 November 2021

JOE Foundation set to walk out Diabetes in C'River, Embarks on Free Testing


As the world sets aside 14th of November yearly to discuss issues around diabetes while seeking for ways to improve medical conditions, The John Owan Enoh Foundation is set to carry out free Diabetes Testing and sensitization for Cross Riverians and residents of the state.

This is coming on the backdrop that Nigeria is one the countries in Sub Sahara Africa with a rising prevalence rate of people living with Diabetes Mellitus (DM) with no of access to care. In fact a recent meta-analysis has it that approximately 5.8% (about 6 million) of adult Nigerians are living with DM. 

According to a release by the JOE Foundation made available to TND, the sensitisation programe aimed at marking World Diabetes Day 2021 will feature, Free Diabetes Testing, Diabetes Awareness Talk, and "Walk Against Diabetes" in Calabar with His Excellency, Governor of Cross River State, Sen. Prof. Ben Ayade as Special Guest of Honor. 

The statement from JOE Foundation reads as follows: 

JOE Foundation for Diabetes  Awareness Walk In Calabar.

Free Diabetes Testing at The Dome Event Center

Walk against diabetes starting point: Millennium Park,Calabar (Eleven Eleven)

Diabetes awareness (venue: The Dome, Calabar Municipal Garden

Time: 8:00Am 

Theme: Access to Diabetes Care 

Host:  Senator John Owan Enoh 

Special Guest of Honour: HE, Prof Sir Benedict Ayade , Governor Cross River State.


For enquiries contact:

Nyce Manyo Neji 
Joe Foundation For Diabetes Program Officer

It is worth noting that medical experts world over are seriously concern that 
100 years after the discovery of insulin, millions of people with diabetes around the world cannot access the care they need. People with diabetes require ongoing care and support to manage their condition and avoid complications.

This therefore makes the intervention and activities of JOE Foundation a welcome development that should be embraced and supported by all.