WHO Recognizes World Diabetes Day, today on the 14th of November 2020. The international organization made an announcement on its official website on the Global Diabetes Compact program. A program geared towards the support of countries maintaining effective initiatives in preventing diabetes.
Diabetes is a disease caused by the inability of the pancreas to produce the insulin needed for the body to function. It increases the sugar level in the blood resulting in a deficient amount of insulin produced.
A statement made by Dr. Iorwuese Charles during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said diabetes is majorly common among middle-aged and older adults and even children.
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The organization assures that the compact program would make materials, medicine, and technologies available in combating these diseases, especially in low and middle-income countries.
According to the World Health Organization, 6% of the world population is battling diabetes. They encouraged all public, private, and philanthropic sectors to join hands in fighting diabetes.