CURIOUS ABOUT DIABETES IN RWANDA?
Diabetes is a major challenge for health and development in the 21st century. This chronic and incurable disease is largely preventable but remains responsible for millions of deaths every year and many more life-threatening complications. No country, rich or poor, is immune to the epidemic. According to the Diabetes Atlas, the prevalence in Rwanda is about 3.2% of the population. RDA is a non-governmental organization that was founded in 1997 with the mission of promoting diabetes care, preventing and curing diabetes in Rwanda, supporting diabetics and their families and joining the global efforts to advocate for diabetic people.
Our services within our clinic and public hospitals include: Diabetes awareness, provision of information on diabetes management, medical treatment, training of health professionals, advocacy for diabetics in Rwanda and abroad, promotion of innovations in diabetes treatment, creating a network between diabetes care stakeholders and a registry of diabetics in the country.
CLINIC in Kinamba
We provide medical treatment, information on diabetes management and nutrition, counselling and medical supplies.
We provide care, education and insulin for children and young adults. We also organize annual diabetes camps to cultivate hope.
At our Diabetes Education Center in Mwurire we provide vulnerable young diabetics with 6 months of training on diabetes management and vocational skills.
We provide free diabetes screening and information during World Diabetes Day and other public and private events. We train health professionals and raise awareness through radio and newspapers.