Ghana needs diabetic educators – GDA

Tuesday 1st April , 2014 2:53 pm

GDA_logoThe National Diabetes Association of Ghana (GDA) says lack of diabetic educators in the country is the cause for high incidence of fatalities among diabetic patients.

They are therefore calling for a concerted effort from all stakeholders to ensure that enough trainers are available.

The president of the association, Elizabeth Esi Denyo spoke to Citi News after the launch of the Merck Capacity Advance Program in Accra.

The Merck Capacity Advance Program is a partnership between Merck, University of Ghana, Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana, Ghana Medical Association and the Ghana National Association of Diabetes.

The program is aimed at increasing education on diabetes prevention and prevention.

According to Madam Denyo, there are about four million people living with diabetes in Ghana but the country lacks diabetic educators “as a nation, we can’t even boast of 20 qualified diabetic educators so this programme is very welcomed so that we can train more educators.”

She mentioned that diabetes is a specialty therefore, it is imperative that people are trained to cater for the diabetic needs of Ghanaians.

By: Efua Idan Osam/