This project is no longer ongoing
Parfait Maniratunga – Burundi
The project aims to reduce diabetes-related morbidity and mortality through awareness and advocacy campaigns among policymakers, health leaders and the media. Parfait and his association also organised voluntary diabetes screening campaigns for the general population in three cities in Brurundi (Gitega, Rumonge and Nyabihanga).
Parfait organised some screenings in the Rutuna province, where half the people screened were found to be living with diabetes. During July and August 2018, he took part in four awareness workshops for young people living with diabetes.