INFORMATION / STATEMENT: Diabetes Being A Chronic Disease Could Be A Reason Why It Is Not Attracting Financial Attention. I Will Not Shy Away from Contributing My Quota Towards The Fight Against It. TILL NOW, MORE THAN 90% OF THE TOTAL COST OF RUNNING THIS PROGRAM IS SELF-SPONSORED!!!!
DIABETES CARE WEST AFRICA E:V: IS A GERMAN APPROVE INSTITUTION OF PUBLIC CHARATER (IPC). FEEL FREE TO MAKE YOUR TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATIONS TODAY.
Account name: Diabetes Care West Africa e.V. (OR) D. C. W. A. e.V.
Account No.: 110270436
Bank Code: 51050015
Bank Name: Nassauische Sparkasse, Wiesbaden/Germany
IBAN: DE17 5105 0015 0110 2704 36
WE CAME TO THIS WORLD, ACQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS, AMONG OTHER THINGS. WE ARE ALL GOING TO LEAVE THIS WORLD WITH NONE OF THESE. THEREFORE, WE ARE OBLIGED TO SHARE AND PASS-ON THESE EXPERIENCES.
The members of "Diabetes Care West Africa e.V."/Germany come from different walks of life. In february 2017 an audiometrist from University clinic Mainz/Germany,travelled with me to Togo where I was invited to conduct a free diabetes screening for a village called DANYI. It is located on a Plateau about 35km from Kpalime and very close to Ghana.
Thereafter, she took time out to visit and donate some hearing aids to the dept of Audiometry in CHU-Tokoin Lomé/Togo.
There she goes showing the small but powerful gadget to a staff of the dept.
Photo Collage: What did she do with her free Time: Discoverying and experiencing......
It gives me and my Association a lot of joy and motivation, when we get feedback from our actions. Thanks Dr. Barnes for taking care of the T-1 Youths
The German Diabetes Congress is an annual Scientific meeting which took place this time in Berlin.
It brought participants together to share, listen, tell, present and discuss the new scientific developments in the last months as well as outlook into the future, with all regards to the causes and possible ways of containing and dealing with Diabetes. I am so lucky and glad to be part of it this year.
Overweight and lack of exercise, we all agree, is one of the causes of NCD like Type 2 Diabetes. With this in mind, the organisers of this year's Diabetes Congress decided to lead by example by inculding A-5km-Running in this year's program. A lot of people registered and took part.
becusae I do not like being a Spectator.
An Photo Collage from the event.
This Year we participated again in the Wiesbaden Patients Day as part of the German "Internisten Kongress".
Pictures speak louder than words.
We were invited to the Kirchheim Diabetes Forum. A 2-Day-Program (from 22.-23.01.2016) which took place in InterContinental Hotel Berlin . Further training courses were offered for all involved in Diabetes therapy.
Pic. with some of the people invited
Diabetes On The Rise: Challenges for Politicians and Consumers(Diabetes auf dem Vormarsch-Herausforderungen für Politik und Verbraucher. Experts Discussion held on the 25.11.2015 in Berlin. Diabetes Care West Africa e.V. was invited.
GERMAN DIABETES CONGRESS 2015. The aim of the congress is to give participants an overview of the scientific developments of the past few months and an outlook on future perspectives regarding the causes and development of diabetes mellitus as well as giving insight to health service research, prevention and treatment.
I was there representing Diabetes Care Africa e.V. The knowledge and Information acquired during the period must definitely be passed-on to our partners in West Africa.
... as well as a representative of a well-known international Organisation....
... and to cap it all, I was opportuned to meet the founder of a big and well-known Diabetes self-help Organisation located in Ingelheim on the Rhein/Germany. Learning is a continous process and I am pretty sure to learn more from him.
A commitment to leaving Diabetes situation better than we found it is what characterises Diabetes Care West Africa e.V. With passion, hard work and enthusiasm we carry on with our focused task: to make our contribution towards early detection and supporting diabetes Patients, as well as offering diabetes education. But getting recognition also really lifts and motivates our spirits because it confirms that we are moving in the right direction. That exactly happened as Diabetes Care West Africa e. V. won the "Thomas-Fuchsberger Prize" Let’s find out what this is all about!
THOMAS-FUCHSBERGER DIABETES PRIZE AWARDING CEREMONY: IN TIPI AM KANZLERAMT, BERLIN. 15.10.2015
I Got V. I. P invitation because I won the Award
Some of the members of Diabetes Care West Africa e.V. took out time to accompany me to the event
We are very proud representing ECOWAS
Photo with the grand children of late Thomas-Fuchsberger, after recieving the Award
A heart-warming photo with a very close friend sharing the wonderful moment with me.
As the Association of German Diabetes Educator and Training Profesion, which am a member, grows and expands, the need for a bigger office in Berlin became inevitable. On the 14.10.2015, the new office was opened. Some members where invited for this occassion.
..... also to show and call the attention of the people about the "DIABETES STOPPEN _ jetzt " campaign.
The Association's Public Relation Officer(PRO) was also active on that day.....comparing her height with the german Basket ball Profi....
40. INTERNATIONAL SUMMER FESTIVAL 2015, TOOK PLACE IN WIESBADEN CITY, ON 12.09.2015.
INTEGRATING THE YOUTHS IN OUR DIABETES CARE PROGRAMM.
National Youth Service Corps(NYSC)
"The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) is an organisation set up by the Nigerian government to involve the country's graduates in the development of the country... There is no military conscription... since 1973 graduates...have been required to take part in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) program for one year. This is known as national service year...."
Extending our Visa to stay longer for our diabetes programm will jeopardize our individual job contract in Germany.
For this reason we opted to provide diabetes screening materials and delegated some interested National Youth Service Corpers, who were medically inclined, to continue the programm on our behalf. They are happily doing that, exactly as agreed.
We hope and wish to integrate and/or create entry-level jobs for interested ones on finishing their National service.
AFTER THE SUCCESSFUL AND COLOURFUL PRESENTATION OF THE ASSOCIATION DURING THE PATIENTS DAY ACTIVITIES IN WIESBADEN/GERMANY, WE DECIDED TO EMBARK ON A DIABETES SENSITIZATION TOUR. THIS TIME IN NIGERIA.
ONDO STATE DIABETES CAMPAIGN TOUR 05/2015: In pursance of the major Aims and Objectives of the Association and due to lack of fund, the project manager had to embark on this campaign tour alone.
1.Here the Chief Medical Officer of the hospital Dr. Akadiri Olumide, explaining to the people in their local language (Yoruba) about Diabetes and the importance of checking and controlling.
2.Having learnt how simple it is, they contributed immensely to the fast conduction of the screening
3.After the screening and just like always, I was able to find out that a lot of people are helplessly roaming about with high blood sugar level. Some of them know already but they cannot afford to do enough against it. However, I was able to empower 15 patients who agreed to start controlling their sugar level, through donating Blood sugar self monitoring system.
1. IT IS REALLY AN UPHILL TASK, however I love doing it, because it gives me a lot of joy and fulfillment.
2. Questions always come from the people and must be answered in any way. Here with the help of a teacher who interpreted in local language - Yoruba.
3. I conducted the free diabetes screening, after the religious service, in the church civic Hall.
4. MY ACTIVITIES STARTED ATTRACTING ATTENTION. SAINT PATRICK CATHOLIC CHURCH IN ONDO TOWN, INVITED ME TO TALK AND SCREEN IT’S CONGREGATION.
5.Before the screening session I had to teach some MTAs how to use the Glucometer so that they can assist me in screening the people.
Do not hesitate to contact me, if you need more photos, video- clips and/or other documents.
WIESBADEN PATIENTS' DAY 04/2015
1. Vice President of the Diabetes care West Africa e. V. advicing a Diabetes Patient.
2. The only one and colourful diabetes Information Stand
3. Welcome and thank you for visiting TOGO
4. Some Admirers of the activities of Diabetes Care West Africa e. V.
5. Our activities are so colourful like our appearance
Diabetes is a growing problem – worldwide. The situation in developing countries is getting worse because of lack of medical/healthcare funds or equipment for diagnostics and treatment. As a result the patients suffer from severe secondary sicknesses. Diabetes Care West Africa e.V. was founded to raise awareness on this serious health problem and we plan to organize various projects in West African countries to help patients. You can support Diabetes Care West Africa e.V. in different ways. We are looking for members and sponsors but we also need administrative support. some helping hands. Money is not everything but it is of course essential to run the projects and help the affected patients. Any contribution – either time or money – is more than welcomed and highly appreciated.
After the WDD 2014 in Ondo Town Nigeria, we found out that the average cost of caring for a helpless Type-1 diabetic patient for a month would take about €225,00
Insulin (Humulin 70/30): €15 per 10ml vial, or €32 per a set of 5 X 3ml cartridges for pen.
Insulin pen: €80.
Disposable needles: €36 per a pack of 100.
Accu check active glucometer(which is locally available): €46
Test Strips: €16 per pack of 50)
Diabetes being a chronic disease, our Association dearly needs external support to take care of these helpless Patients. Taking up and caring/supporting a patient is also a very big way of supporting.
WORLD DIABETES DAY NOVEMBER 14, 2014. CELEBRATED IN ONDO TOWN / NIGERIA
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The health department of Mbaitoli LGA of Imo State/Nigeria, that is a partner of Diabetes Care West Africa e.V. conducted with the diabetes materials we sent them, a diabetes Awareness and Sensitization programm on our behalf and published it. (see attached Newspaper cut-out in PDF) The LGA is planning a bigger one next year 2015 and intends to invite us.
THOMAS-FUCHSBERGER DIABETES PRICE AND CHARITY GALA IN BERLIN 2014
Photo collage from the event.
TRIP AND DIABETES SCREENING IN MENONTIN HOSPITAL IN COTONOU/BENIN REPUBLIC (18.09.2014 - 20.09.2014)
VOLUNTARY WORK IN TOGO WITH DIABETES CARE WEST AFRICA (D.C.W.A.) e.V.
As a result of our regular activities in West Africa (TOGO) over the years, we have become a household word in the country and across the Borders. We have equally and unknowingly stimulated different interest among different people and institutions. We receive almost everyday enquiry about the possibilty of "killing two birds with one stone"
Submitting to these requests, we came up with the idea of creating this public Offer: VOLUNTARY WORK AND/OR LANGUAGE STUDY TRAVEL/HOLIDAY IN TOGO.
Voluntary Work could be in: Hospitals; Schools; Orphanage among others.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, please do not hesistate to contact us: email@example.com
Dr. Nana Barnes and her Ghana Diabetes Youths. They benefit from the Diabetes materials that we collect in Germany
WHY SHOULD WE BE SUPPORTED?
BECAUSE WE PROTECT LIFE AND THE FUTURE
BECAUSE WE HELP AND ASSIST DIABETES PATIENTS AND THE NEEDY
- BECAUSE WE CONDUCT REGULARLY FREE DIABETES AWARENESS AND SCREENING PROGRAMS
- BECAUSE WE HAVE CONTACTS AND WORK IN PARTNERSHIP WITH GOVERNMENT HEALTH MINISTRIES, HOSPITALS, AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
- BECAUSE WE HAVE AT THE MOMENT 7 SOCIAL MEDICAL CENTRES (CMS) WE ARE BUILDING UP
- BECAUSE WE ARE WORKING WITH PNLMNT-TOGO IN THE FIGHT AGAINST NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
- BECAUSE WE ARE EXPANDING OUR DIABETES ACTIVITIES TO ALL WEST AFRICAN COUNTRIES
ABOVE, ARE SOME OF THE REASONS WHY WE SHOULD BE SUPPORTED
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"DIABETES CARE WEST AFRICA E.V."
(german-registered Association with a charitable tax-exempt Status)
Diabetes which was regarded many years back as a sickness of the "western world" is now a "family member" of even the poorest of the citizens of the world. Well, development has positive and negative side. The influence of the western continent helped in changing the eating and drinking habit of the rest of the world: West Africa is not exempted.
Chronic sickness like Diabetes started visiting many people. Diabetes is not painful. It's symptoms are not clear and understandable to many, so its not regarded with seriousness. As a result a lot of people move around with high blood sugar without knowing, thereby causing hazard to themselves and others. A long-time and untreated high blood sugar level can lead to different health complications, which also can lead to "inexplicable" death of many people in West Africa.
Statistical Data shows that if nothing is done the world diabetes population is going to triple by the end of the year 2025.
Based on my profession, I decided, since 2007, to contribute my quota towards the fight against diabetes by creating awareness and conducting screening sessions in West Africa.
Diabetes Care West Africa e. V. is joining in responding to the call of the International Diabetes Federation(IDF) and World Health Organistion(WHO) to act and wage a war against Diabetes, above all in the area of prevention and education of children, young people and mothers.