Access to devices and equipment
Africa is tackling a challenging statistic: according to some estimations, two thirds of people with diabetes are undiagnosed (source: IDF). One of the factors behind this statistic is the limited access to high-quality and reliable diagnostic and monitoring devices in sub-Saharan Africa. Availability and cost are among the most common barriers to access.
The Chamber on Access to Devices has been created to facilitate a multi-stakeholder, pan-African dialogue to identify solutions to tackle the problem. Gathering public health, manufacturers, healthcare professionals, researchers and people with diabetes, the Chamber's main objective is to identify resources and address the lack of access to devices and equipment in a sustainable way.
The action plan for this chamber is under discussion. If you would like to participate in its formulation, consider joining our next event.