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WHO Recognizes World Diabetes Day

Today marks one of our major health challenges day, diabetes which has been globally recognized even by the WHO

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.

WHO Recognizes World Diabetes Day

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.

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