Africa: Uniabuja to Pioneer Diabetes Research in Africa – NewsEverything Africa

Lagos and Abuja — The College of Abuja has entered right into a partnership with Diabetes Africa, a community of well being professionals to ascertain a top-class instructional programme on Diabetes Training, aimed toward enhancing the standard of care supplied to diabetes sufferers throughout Africa.

The partnership which may also deal with the dearth of diabetologists and different well being care professionals who play a vital function within the examine and administration of diabetes, would result in the award of Grasp’s diploma in Diabetes Training by the College of Abuja with assist from Diabetes Africa within the type of expertise, experience and fundraising.

The digital signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which held concurrently in the UK and College of Abuja, Nigeria, was additionally witnessed on-line by the Japanese African Diabetes Research Group from Kenya.

The Vice-Chancellor, UNIABUJA, Professor Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah, whereas talking in the course of the signing of the memorandum, recommended the initiative, saying that the college will probably be a pacesetter within the programme.

“I specific whole assist for this collaboration. I hope it’ll be a mark within the coaching on this space of professionalism, higher data administration and remedy in Africa.”

He added that the establishment would be sure that the collaboration brings in regards to the strengthening of well being companies particularly with regard to remedy of diabetes within the nation.

The facilitator of the partnership and Dean of the College of Scientific Sciences, Professor Felicia Anumah, mentioned the burden of the issues of diabetes in Nigeria was excessive due to the poor-quality care and the unaffordability of medicines and blood glucose monitoring units by many sufferers.

She mentioned it had been the dream of the Faculty of Well being Sciences of the college to make affect on this space by beginning a programme in diabetes.

Anumah mentioned the programme in diabetes schooling which might even have worldwide colleges, can be run on a twin mode with digital lectures after which clinicals which can happen in some recognized centres throughout the nation.

“I’m very grateful to Diabetes Africa for being on this and being able to assist us on this enterprise. It’s a day that I really feel partly fulfilled; thanks very a lot,” Anumah mentioned.

In a quick comment, the Chairman of the Japanese African Diabetes Research Group, Professor Silver Bahendeka mentioned diabetes schooling can’t be under-rated given the alarming fee of the illness and its issues, including that it’s heartwarming to see that the college has taken the lead in establishing the programme and looking out ahead to seeing the involvement of different establishments throughout Africa as Diabetes Africa rolls out programmes.