Ministry of Health launches three month Diabetic foot program this morning

first_imgHealthLifestyleLocalNews Ministry of Health launches three month Diabetic foot program this morning by: – June 10, 2011 13 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Share Photo credit: topnews.comThe Ministry of Health is undertaking a three month programme for the Management of Diabetic Foot in Dominica.That program will be officially launched this morning.Diabetes is the leading cause of premature deaths in the region. It is the fourth main cause of death in Dominica.It is also the most common cause of amputation that is not the result of an accident.Diabetic foot complications are leading causes of lower extremity amputation.As a result the Minister of Health and Prime Minister are concerned about the number of amputees in Dominica.Recently the Health Promotion Resource Centre presented a proposal to the Pan American Health Organization- PAHO for the Management of Diabetic Footin Dominica and this proposal was accepted.The target population includes health care workers working at health centers and hospitals,NGOs, Yes We Care Workers which provides care for the elderly diabetics, Pedicurists and the Dominican population through awareness media campaign across the country.Dominica Vibes News Sharelast_img

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