One of India’s highly rated medical experts has offered to work with Zambia in curbing diabetes in women and children by training trainers of trainers.
Aceer Health Director Usha Sriram says the exercise would be executed at no cost to the Zambian Government as her non -governmental organization, Diabetes in Women Worldwide Awareness Advocacy Action Strategies – DWAAS, would ably sponsor the advocacy programmes.
Dr. Sriram says diabetes has proven to be very aggressive in women and children leading to the International Diabetes Federation declaring the theme for the 2017 International Diabetes Day as “Women in Diabetes.
The medical expert has since called for increased awareness activities ahead of the World Diabetes Day which takes place on November 14 annually.
She says the non-communicable disease is a big global challenge as it leads to more complications especially in expectant mothers who tend to develop heart problems.
And Zambia’s High Commissioner to India Judith Kapijimpanga has praised the medical expert for choosing to work with Zambia out of the 54 countries in Africa.
Mrs. Kapijimpanga says diabetes is a silent killer which needs intervention especially through physical activity and the type of consumables.
She says she will write to the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Health, Education, Information and Broadcasting as well as Community Development so that the advocacy programme by DWAAS can succeed in Zambia.
This is contained in a statement made available by First Secretary Press and Tourism at the Zambian Mission in New Delhi, India, Bangwe Navilley.