November marks diabetes awareness month, a global awareness campaign that aims to raise understanding about diabetes, advocates for improved diabetes care and prevention, and supports those affected by the condition. Strong associations are essential for providing high-quality diabetes care; EDA reaffirmed its commitment to making this a reality across its 85 branch associations.
EDA has successfully celebrated the World Diabetes Day and the diabetes awareness month of November with various awareness and screening campaigns under this year's theme - Diabetes: Know Your Risk, Know Your Response.
Mass screening and panel discussion events were held at the Addis Ababa main office as well as Hawassa, Mekelle, Jimma, Gonder, and Dire Dawa branch associations, providing free FBS/RBS, HTN, BUM/Cr, and CBC tests for more than 650 of our association members in collaboration with the ICL. We also provided free screenings to 207 adults at Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporate and for 1,200 adults at E