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Congress to help combat Diabetes and NCDs

July 22, 2015 5:37 am

Health Minister Jone Usamate is calling on the nation to work together to combat the increasing cases of non communicable diseases like diabetes.

The Minister made this plea at the Diabetes and NCD congress held in Lami today.

He says it has become evident that the Government cannot do it alone.

“We are faced with unprecedented problem of enormous proportions with Diabetes and other NCDs reaching epidemic levels, we should now move away from the problem-focused mind-set towards solutions orientation. This means that we should all get together to discover options. We need novel ideas to tackle our issues, but we must carry this out in an orderly manner.”

Usamate says this can be achieved through a comprehensive list of all organizations addressing diabetes and NCDs.