Creating awareness through diabetes education and youth empowerment

Cohort: 2018-2019

This project is no longer ongoing

Formbuh Deric Nkimbeng – Cameroon

This project was given the third position of the YLD Prize Programme 2019, which awards the three best projects developed during a YLD term. 

The project aims at setting up a youth diabetes association (the youth arm of the Cameroon Diabetes Association) to support other students and children with diabetes in schools, in their homes and inside their communities. In parallel, radio programmes took place every week to reach a broader public.

Children were contacted between June and September for several association meetings. They wrote a letter to the Delegation of Health and to the Ministry of Health requesting that their diabetes youth association be officially recognised.

As part of the association’s activities and to identify people living with diabetes to provide them with relevant treatment options, Deric has been carrying out awareness campaigns, free screenings and health follow-ups for the elderly.