Two leading private diabetes care institutions in Africa met virtually to share their stories and discuss multidisciplinary diabetes care models across the continent: the Lions Diabetes Care Centre of MP Shah Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya and the Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology (CDE) in Johannesburg, South Africa. Some fifty-eight healthcare professionals, medical and pharmaceutical business executives joined in the live discussion on 4th June. Their objective? To identify the key elements that a private healthcare provider should consider before establishing a diabetes clinic. This event was part of Diabetes Africa’s ‘Active Conversations’ series, examining diabetes care in a changing world.
Healthcare professionals and business executives joined a spirited discussion last Thursday to tackle an ambitious topic: ‘Rethinking podiatry care in Africa’. Led by a podiatrist, an endocrinologist, and the head of the only academic podiatry department in Africa, the conversation addressed topics such as perceptions of the profession, multidisciplinary care and education. Over a hundred participants joined in the live discussion, which was part of Diabetes Africa’s ‘Active Conversations’ series, examining diabetes care in a changing world.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Diabetes Africa is working with professionals to chart a course for diabetes care in a changing world. Active Conversations, a new series of live events brings together experts, healthcare professionals and business executives to discuss hot topics and exchange solutions across the continent.
Diabetes Africa brought together senior physicians from Eastern Africa for a virtual event that took place on 30 April 2020. Endocrinologists and diabetes specialists reflected on the new practices, behaviours and risks brought about by the current pandemic. Fifty-eight healthcare professionals and business executives listened in on the conversation, which was part of Diabetes Africa’s Active Conversations series designed to examine diabetes care in a changing world.
Diabetes Africa has just released the first trends coming out of its annual poll of healthcare professionals. Improvement in patient follow-up appears to be a top concern of professionals, while learning preferences in Africa differ from the rest of the world.