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September 15-31 2016
Volume 17 Number 18


Success story of Bangladesh should be an
eye opener for countries with limited resources

KARACHI:  Developing countries like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh with limited resources are faced with the lack of care for life long chronic diseases like diabetes, hypertension. These diseases have now become an epidemic but this epidemic is rising faster in the developing countries. Bangladesh Diabetic Association has created a sustainable model of healthcare which is known as Ibrahim Model in Bangladesh.  Through this model, Bangladesh Diabetic Association is at present looking after over 35% of people with diabetes and hope to increase this coverage to 50% by 2020. This was stated by Prof. A. K. Azad Khan, President of Diabetic Association of Bangladesh.

 Basic Education and Primary Healthcare

Chief Minister of Punjab Mian Shabaz Sharif has recently stated that education is the key to progress of the Nation in every field and endeavor. He has quoted Quaid- e- Azam saying “Education is a matter of life and death for our nation” also stated most importantly “quality education is a great equalizer between the haves and have not’s as it provides opportunities to the underprivileged section of the society for upward socio economics mobility”. In the milieu we live in, plagued as it is by radicalism and extremisms, seats of higher learning can be bulwark against such evil. He has stressed on higher education (university), blamed falling standard of higher education for all the ills. He declared that in spite of spending billions on the higher education, our universities have been ranked amongst the worst bottom of the scale.

 Each Country should start Diabetes Registry
and screen high risk groups-Prof. Morsi Arab

KARACHI: Dr. Nizar Albache from Syria was the first speaker in the MENA symposium organized during the International Diabetes and Endocrine Congress 2016 by Baqai Institute of Diabetes and Endocrinology (BIDE) from August 19-21st 2016. The topic of his presentation was Diabetes in MENA Region, obstacles, difficulties and Regional Plan. Dr. Nizar pointed out that MENA region has five out of the ten countries which have the highest prevalence of Diabetes and it has serious complications like kidney diseases, heart diseases, stroke and diabetic foot. Prevalence of diabetes is high because of high risk factors.

 IDF Regional Council meeting during
IDEC 2016 takes important decisions

KARACHI: One of the main session which was held during the IDEC-2016 conference held in Karachi from August, 19-21,2016 was the meeting of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Regional Council. It was held on August 20, 2016. IDF is the Global Association of over 170 countries and 225 Member Associations (MA’s) and the head office of IDF at Brussels, Belgium.


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