Diabetes was seen as a critical area of concern and was taken under the strategic focus of UA’s CSR platform. Through Union Manushyathwaya, interventions were developed, focusing on pre-screening models.
This was brought into action with the collaborative effort of Public Health Department of the CMC, DMOH offices and NCD (Non-Communicable Disease) Units.
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Islandwide Diabetes Awareness Program
Diabetes can be identified as a silent killer which is known to be one of the leading causes of global deaths. Even the local statistics depicts the same. Scaling up prevention mechanisms, strengthening care, creating awareness and enhancing surveillance has been highly effective towards controlling the prevalence of diabetes within Sri Lanka. This was the mere fact which lead Union Manushyathwaya to initiate an Island wide Diabetes Awareness Campaign in collaboration with MOH (Ministry of Health) offices and NCD (Non-Communicable Disease) Units.
The Island wide campaign was started on the months of June, July and August’18. The overall campaign carried out 71 free pre-scanning sessions, spanning across 71 locations throughout the island. Every patient was offered a free Blood Sugar Test, Blood Pressure Test and BMI Test followed by a vital medical advice session from qualified medical officers. The overall diabetes awareness campaign was able to touch over 2700 lives whilst diagnosing 891 potential diabetes patients who were given the required advices and guidance on control the diabetes conditions.