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George Ezeani will mit seinem Verein „Diabetes Care West Africa“ Diabetes auf seinem Heimatkontinent bekämpfen

George Ezeani hat bereits Screenings in Togo und Ghana durchgeführt. Eine mobile

Von Angelika Eder

WIESBADEN - „Warne die Menschen in deiner Heimat vor der Krankheit Diabetes Typ II. Dort kennen sie die wenigsten!“ Dieser Auftrag seiner Frau, die 2016 an den Folgen von Diabetes Typ I starb, in Afrika über die Zuckerkrankheit aufzuklären, ist George Ezeani ins Blut gegangen.

Anlass waren erschreckend häufige Nachrichten seiner Familie über scheinbar mysteriöse Todesfälle in Nigeria. Die erhielt Ezeani in Deutschland, wo er seit 1992 lebt und nach einer Ausbildung zum medizinisch-technischen Assistenten (MTA) arbeitete. Während man die Toten in Afrika oft als Opfer der heimischen Naturreligion Voodoo betrachtete, erkannte der Nigerianer, der in der Forschung der Universitätsklinik Frankfurt tätig ist, einen Zusammenhang mit der Zuckerkrankheit.

„Bis dahin dachte ich, das sei nur eine Reiche-Leute-Erkrankung.” Motiviert von seiner Partnerin beschloss er, die eigenen Kenntnisse nach Hause weiterzutragen. Nachdem er beim Start seines Engagements in Nigeria jedoch „als Prophet, der im eigenen Land nichts gilt“, kein offenes Ohr fand, wie er beklagte, verschrieb er sich der Aufklärung in Togo, wo schon 2009 offiziell 180 000 von sechs Millionen Einwohnern unter Diabetes Typ II litten und die Tendenz erschreckend stieg. Denn auch dort ernährten sich aufgrund des westlichen Einflusses bereits die Kinder so ungesund, dass ihre Erkrankung absehbar sei. „Bei uns ist es teurer, sich ein Wasser zu kaufen als eine Coca-Cola.“

Außerdem sei es natürlich nachvollziehbar, dass arme Menschen, die nicht wüssten, wann sie die nächste Mahlzeit bekämen, vorsichtshalber erst einmal alles in sich hineinstopften, was sich ihnen biete. Um Spenden etwa für Blutdruckmessgeräte und deren Verschiffung sammeln zu können, gründete Ezeani 2011 in Wiesbaden den gemeinnützigen Verein „Diabetes Care West Africa“, dessen Erster Vorsitzender und Projektleiter er wurde.

Obwohl der Verein inzwischen mehrfach ausgezeichnet wurde – beispielsweise 2015 mit dem Thomas-Fuchsberger-Preis – fehlt ihm, wie der 52-Jährige sagt, bis heute ausreichend Geld, um auch Schulungen von Fachpersonal in Afrika durchzuführen. „Außerdem wäre für meine Aufklärungsarbeit in den Dörfern, wo heimische Ärzte in die jeweilige Sprache übersetzen, ein Weißer an meiner Seite von großer Bedeutung, denn dessen Wort hat bei der Bevölkerung mehr Gewicht als meines“, sagt Ezeani und hofft, dass sich vielleicht Wiesbadener finden, die ihn begleiten möchten.

Für seine Fahrten durch afrikanische Dörfer im Kampf gegen Diabetes II träume er von einem Bus, der ihm zum Transport von Blutdruckmessgeräten und Insulin sowie als mobile Schulungsstation dienen könne. Bisher hat er unter anderem mit der Unterstützung der medizinischen Fachangestellten Marina Schlegel Screenings in Togo und Ghana durchgeführt. Dabei gehen die beiden diplomatisch und mit psychologischem Geschick vor: „Wir sagen bei einem positiven Ergebnis niemandem, dass er zuckerkrank ist, sondern empfehlen ihm nur, sich in einem Krankenhaus untersuchen zu lassen.“

Ärzte nicht ausreichend geschult

Das Problem sei dann aber die oft unzureichende Fachkenntnis der Ärzte. Angebote für deren Schulung in Deutschland, die er hier von niedergelassenen Ärzten hat, werden mangels Geld für die Flugkosten nicht angenommen. So ist George Enzeani derzeit ein wenig verzweifelt, weil er keine Möglichkeit sieht, den „Lebensauftrag“ seiner verstorbenen Frau angemessen auszuführen. Hinzu komme, dass er seit vergangenem Jahr, in dem seine wiederholt befristeten Verträge endeten, keine Stelle mehr als MTA bekomme, weil er mit über 50 wohl zu alt sei. Dabei wolle und müsse er nicht zuletzt zur Absicherung seines ehrenamtlichen Einsatzes arbeiten.

EINE ERFOLGSGESCHICHTE

Spendenübergabe von MoneyGram an Diabetes Care West Africa

Die Website afrika! Portal und der Geldtransfer-Dienstleister MoneyGram zeichnen Diabetes Care West Africa e.V. als einen von vier Vereinen mit dem "afrika! Community Award" aus! Verliehen wurde der Preis in Wiesbaden in der Asklepios Paulinen Klinik. Gewinner des Awards sind afrikanische Vereine aus vier Kategorieren: Sport, Kultur, Event und Hilfsorganisation!

Diabetes Care West AfricaSpendenübergabe in der Asklepios Paulinen Klinik, Personen von links: Sarah Freund (Leiterin Marketing, APK), Oliver Behrens (Redaktion/Events, zamedia), Simone Voß (Assistentin der Geschäftsführung, APK) und George Ezeani (Diabetes Care West Africa)

Den gesamten Text finden Sie auf der Webseite von Diabetes Care West Africa.

UM.SICHT.......BUNTES UND VERMISCHTES(AUSGABE 32/06.2017) Diabetes Care West Africa e. V., das ist in erster Linie der Gründer und Diabetesassistent George Ezeani aus Nigeria. Einige kennen den ehemaligen Mitarbeiter der Transfusionszentrale sicher noch. Seit nunmehr elf Jahren unterstützt er mit seinem Verein Menschen in Westafrika. Das Ziel: Früherkennung und Aufklärung fördern. Die konkrete Hilfe: Screenings, Koch-Workshops und Diabetesschulungen. Im Februar 2017 durfte ich George Ezeani für etwas mehr als zwei Wochen nach Togo und Ghana begleiten. Er ist regelmäßig vor Ort, um sein Screening- und Aufklärungsprogramm durchzuführen, insbesondere in abgelegenen ländlichen Regionen. Dieses Mal konnten fast 100 Menschen getestet werden. Viele von ihnen mit dem Ergebnis: Diabetes. Manche wussten schon, dass sie Zucker haben, aber tun nichts dagegen. Für andere war es ein Schock, dass der Blutzucker viel zu hoch ist. Wir haben ihnen dann gesagt, dass sie einen Arzt aufsuchen müssen. Ob sie sich das leisten können, ist eine andere Frage. Es wurde uns sogar erzählt, dass einige glauben, sie seien verhext worden und Voodoo sei im Spiel. Aberglaube spielt dort noch eine Rolle. Und allein das Wissen um die Erkrankung hilft natürlich nicht. Es fehlt – wie überall dort, wo das Elend alltäglich ist – an Mitteln. Medikamente, Messgeräte und Teststreifen sind Mangelware. Ein Leben mit Diabetes ist in Westafrika eine große Herausforderung. Denn es geht nicht darum, ob die Krankenkasse ein Blutzuckermessgerät bezahlt – es geht hier um Leben und Tod. Während unserer Reise durch Ghana trafen wir Dr. Nana Barnes. Die Leiterin eines Diabeteszentrums schilderte uns die aktuelle Situation der Diabetiker in ihrer Region. Dort gab es auch Gelegenheit, mit einer Gruppe jugendlicher Patienten zu sprechen und ihre Wünsche und Sorgen anzuhören. Es war positiv zu hören, dass die jungen Leute dort sehr gut über ihre Krankheit informiert sind. Doch wieder gibt es einfach nicht genügend Teststreifen. In Ghanas Hauptstadt Accra sprachen wir mit Ärzten und Schwestern in einem Zentrum für Aufklärung und Prävention. Dort gab es vor allem viele Fragen zur Ernährung. George Ezeani hielt dort einen Vortrag über Entstehung und Symptome von Diabetes, der bei den Betroffenen gut aufgenommen wurde. Außerdem gab er hilfreiche Tipps, die die Menschen in ihrem Alltag schnell umsetzen können. Die medizinischen Bedingungen in Westafrika haben sich in den letzten Jahren ein klein wenig verbessert. Dennoch ist man etwa in Krankenhäusern über den Anblick der Ausstattung schockiert, wenn man aus einem privilegierten Land wie Deutschland anreist. Infusionsständer etwa gibt es nicht, es werden behelfsmäßig aus alten Holzlatten Ständer zusammengebaut. Und die Krankenhausbetten verdienen diesen Namen nicht – sie sind in einem erbärmlichen Zustand. Es gäbe so viel zu tun… In Lomé konnten wir einem Oberarzt der HNO-Klinik noch gespendete Hörgeräte überreichen, die ein Wiesbadener Pater gesammelt und uns mitgegeben hatte. An der Universitätsmedizin Mainz arbeite ich in der Audiologie, und es ist hier keine Frage, dass jedem Patienten eine Behandlung auf höchstem Niveau zugutekommt. Hörgeräte haben sich in den letzten Jahren und Jahrzehnten enorm weiterentwickelt. In Westafrika ist derlei Technik den wenigen Reichen vorbehalten. Ein Zustand, der sich auf absehbare Zeit nicht ändern wird. Und gerade deshalb ist dort ein gebrauchtes Hörgerät aus Deutschland von unschätzbarem Wert. Mit dem guten Gefühl, vor Ort Hilfe geleistet zu haben, fliegen wir zurück. Diabetes Care West Africa e. V. ist kein großer Verein, aber er tut mit seinen beschränkten Mitteln das Beste, um Menschen zu helfen. George Ezeani hat für seine ehrenamtliche Arbeit 2015 den Thomas-Fuchsberger- Preis erhalten. Es wäre toll, wenn noch mehr Menschen sein Projekt unterstützen würden – mit Fachwissen, Hilfsmitteln oder einer Spende. MARINA SCHLEGEL, Teamleiterin Funktionsdiagnostik, Akustische Audiologie der HNO-Klinik Wie uberall auf der Welt steigt auch in Westafrika die Zahl der Diabeteserkrankungen. Umso schlimmer ist dort die Diagnose, denn die wenigsten konnen sich die Behandlung leisten. Diabetes Care West Africa e. V. hat es sich zur Aufgabe gemacht, die Menschen vor Ort aufzuklaren und zu helfen – wenngleich die Mittel sehr beschrankt sind. Marina Schlegel, Audiologin in der Hals-, Nasen-, Ohren- und Poliklinik, war Anfang des Jahres erstmals bei der Reise nach Westafrika dabei. Diabetes-Aufklarung in Westafrika.

AFRICAN COMMUNITY AWARD 2017

http://www.theafricancourier.de/sliderpost/four-african-associations-in-germany-win-moneygram-support/

                                                                                                            
Four African associations in Germany win MoneyGram supportThe result of the MoneyGram-sponsored “Afrika! Community Award 2017” is out and four African associations have emerged winnersFour African associations in Germany win MoneyGram support (July 3, 2017)
The result of the MoneyGram-sponsored “Afrika! Community Award 2017” is out and four African associations have emerged winners, reports Oliver Behrens
The number of African clubs and organisations in Germany is unique. More than 700 of them are committed to supporting projects in Africa, sporting ambitions and the preservation of African culture in Germany. At the same time, they are also promoting integration.
MoneyGram, one of the leading providers of innovative money transfers and one of the world’s most diverse companies, is the first to highlight the work of these clubs this year.
“As a large multicultural company with employees from almost every country in the world, MoneyGram is as diverse as the African communities in Germany. We know how important it is to cultivate local traditions, but also to support friends, families and countrymen and women at home. With club sponsorships, we can contribute to both aspects,” says Sabine Bauchau, Marketing Director for Africa at MoneyGram International.
After an 8-week registration process on afrikaportal.eu, a jury of two MoneyGram officials and three high-ranking personalities from the African community in Germany, including Femi Awoniyi, Publisher of The African Courier, has selected the winning associations in four different categories.

One of the winners of the “Afrika! Community Award 2017” is George Ezeani, founder of Diabetes Care West Africa e.V. (pictured here in Lome, Togo). Ezeani, a Nigerian-born, Wiesbaden-based medical lab technician, travels to rural communities in West Africa to enlighten people about diabetes and how it can be treated and  prevented / Photo: DCWA 
The Afrikanischer Verein Stuttgart was awarded for its longstanding engagement for the African sporting spirit with its annual African Football Gala which will take place for the 23rd time this year.
In the category “Aid Oorganization”, the Wiesbaden-based Diabetes Care West Africa e.V. will be supported for its wide-ranging projects in the prevention, detection and education about diabetes in Africa.
In its yearly “Panafrikanismus Kongress” in Munich, which will take place in September for the 6th time, and in other projects, the Arbeitskreis Panafrikanismus e.V. gives a forum for international understanding and for intellectual, cultural and social interactions among Africans, people with African roots as well as people of other national origins.
Finally, the umbrella organization of all Nigerian associations, the Nigerian Community Germany e.V., which is concerned with the welfare of all Nigerians in Germany, completes the list of the winning associations of this year’s edition of the Afrika! Community Award 2017.
Each of the winners gets a sum of 1,000 euros, donated by MoneyGram, to support their activities.
MoneyGram strengthens social engagement
With the 1,000-euro “afrika! Community Award” the money transfer company wants to return something to its customers in Germany: “With our offer, we connect people and cultures all over the world. To support all the great African organizations here in Germany, we would also like to set an example as a company with social responsibility,” said Michael Schütze, head of Central & Emerging Europe at MoneyGram.
This award is not the first attempt of the money transfer giant to promote the achievements of migrants in Europe. In 2009, the MoneyGram Award was established in Italy and, to date, it is the only award that recognizes the excellence of companies run by foreign-born entrepreneurs. “The MoneyGram Award (…) allowed us to discover many stories of foreign businessmen and women who did not fear the crisis and managed, with courage and perseverance, to become reference points in various fields of the Italian economy, even in niche and highly technological compartments,” said Massimo Canovi, Head of Southern Europe at MoneyGram International. In this context, it can be assumed that the Afrika! Community Award will be continued in 2018.

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THE 11th WIESBADEN PATIENTS DAY, A PART OF THE PROGRAM OF THE 2017. DGIM(GERMAN SOCIETY OF INTERNAL MEDICINE)CONGRESS IN GERMANY. WIESBADEN: Many people start to think about their health only when they become sick. The patients' day event is channelled to stopping this. On "Patient day" people get concrete tips and enlightened on what they can do to stay healthy(Preventive measures). Diabetes has always being an interesting topic. The focus of this year's(2017) patient day was prevention. Education: A total of 51 Pavillons were registered and allocated. George Ezeani's "Diabetes Care West Africa e.V./Germany", located on the ground floor of the the Town Hall, travels to most poor and rural regions in West African countries to enlighten the people on Diabetes and how it can prevented. George Ezeani, a German with Nigerian root, travels with his helpers, mostly Germans, from village to village, educating, screening the people for free and explaining to the people(with prosthetic Leg) what could happen if Diabetes is neglected. In addition DCWA e.V., distributes diabetes Drugs and insulin to Insulin-dependent Children and adults. But the main concern was "Empowerment"/ help to self-help. DCWA e.V. is active in Nigeria and Ghana but has it's base in Togo, where they travel to, twice a year. Mr. Ezeani criticized the throw-away mentality of many Germans: most of these materials are still valid, hygienically clean and still useable. The diabetes patients in poor rural areas would be more than grateful to get these directly from whoever is disposing them "throwing them away" or please send them to DCWA e.V. These are unaffordable for many Africans or of course direct monetary donations and/or best of all, fly with them and see for yourself. (Visit here www.aerztezeitung.de/politik_gesellschaft/praevention/ for the ORIGINAL ARTICLE)

AFTER MY DIABETES PROGRAM IN LOMÉ/TOGO FEB/MARCH 2017, A FRIEND OF MINE FROM UNIVERSITY CLINIC, WINNEBA/GHANA CALLED ME, TELLING ME THAT HE IS INFECTED" BY OUR DIABETES PROGRAMS AND THAT HE WOULD LIKE TO "SUFFER" WITH US. I PREPARED SOME SCREENING MATERIALS AND SENT TO HIM. HERE IS THE OUTCOME OF HIS "SUFFERING" ....

A little poster announcing the program.

Selected Photo Collage from the 3-day diabetes screening program in University Clinic Winneba/Ghana(29,30 and 31 of March 2017)

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.  

Me too,

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.

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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

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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)

From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Youth_Service_Corps

"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.

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An appeal from Specialist hospital Okitipupa 

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

 (Cost analysis:

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:   diabetes-care@hotmail.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?

  1. BECAUSE WE PROTECT LIFE AND THE FUTURE
  2. BECAUSE WE HELP AND ASSIST DIABETES PATIENTS AND THE NEEDY
  3. BECAUSE WE CONDUCT REGULARLY FREE DIABETES AWARENESS AND SCREENING PROGRAMS
  4. BECAUSE WE HAVE CONTACTS AND WORK IN PARTNERSHIP WITH GOVERNMENT HEALTH MINISTRIES, HOSPITALS, AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
  5. BECAUSE WE HAVE AT THE MOMENT 7 SOCIAL MEDICAL CENTRES (CMS) WE ARE BUILDING UP
  6. BECAUSE WE ARE WORKING WITH PNLMNT-TOGO IN THE FIGHT AGAINST NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
  7. BECAUSE WE ARE EXPANDING OUR DIABETES ACTIVITIES TO ALL WEST AFRICAN COUNTRIES

ABOVE, ARE SOME OF THE REASONS WHY WE SHOULD BE SUPPORTED

Welcome to the Homepage of

"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.