WDD Parade & Community-Based Screenings

Screening for type 2 diabetes Start Date: November 14, 2020
End Date: November 14, 2020
Location: Eastern Province, Sierra Leone

On World Diabetes Day, Partners In Health (PIH) held a diabetes awareness-raising parade through the streets of Koidu, the capital of Kono District, Sierra Leone, and provided a day of free, community-based screenings for diabetes. Patients whose blood tests indicated possible diabetes were scheduled for an appointment at the noncommunicable disease clinic at PIH-supported Koidu Government Hospital, which provides care to hundreds of people living with diabetes each year.

Koidu Government Hospital is the only secondary care facility in Kono, a district of 500,000 people in rural, eastern Sierra Leone. Prior to PIH support, there was no education around or care for diabetes.

Organizer: Partners In Health-Sierra Leone

Event Email: info@pih.org
Event website: https://www.pih.org/