Theme: Women and Diabetes: Our right to a health future.
On the World Diabetes day, Integrated Health Organization joins WHO and other partners around the world to highlight women’s right to a healthy future. Sub-Saharan Africa like the rest of the world, is experiencing an increasing prevalence of diabetes. In 2010 12.1 million people were estimated to be living with diabetes in Africa and this is projected to increase in 23.9 million by 2030. In Cameroon, the prevalence of Diabetes in adults in urban areas is currently estimated at 6-8% with as much as 80% of people living with diabetes who are currently undiagnosed in the population.
The Integrated Health Organization structured a 1km walk which comprised mostly of the girls from the Integrated Health Organization and the youths in Buea. The purpose of this task was to help raise awareness for Diabetes.