Access to care and medicine
- Action plan
Overcrowded hospitals, distance, structural deficiencies...People with diabetes in Africa often struggle to access the level of care appropriate for their condition, while healthcare providers do not always have the technical and human resources to provide adequate care. Compounding this is the fact that patients are often priced out of access to many of the newer diabetes medications, some of which have significant effects on diabetes co-morbidities such as cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease.
The objective of the chamber is to develop and execute projects that will increase the capacity and diabetes expertise of healthcare professionals and providers.
This chamber also aims to identify and promote initiatives that would improve patient access to effective medications.
The action plan for this chamber is under discussion. If you would like to participate in its formulation, consider joining our next event.