500 children with diabetes to receive treatment
Children getting diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in Côte d’Ivoire face a drastic drop in life expectancy. With the launch of Novo Nordisk programme “Changing Diabetes in Children”, the Ministry of Public Health and Hygiene and Novo Nordisk are on a mission to change that.
On the 6th of April 2017, the Danish Ambassador Tove Degnbol was at the University Hospital Treichville in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on the occasion of the launch of Novo Nordisk programme “Changing Diabetes in Children”. The programme aims at treating 500 children with type 1 diabetes and training 800 healthcare professionals in Côte d’Ivoire.
In collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health and Hygiene and the association “J’aide le diabétique”, Novo Nordisk is providing insulin free of cost, training health care professionals, and establishing 19 centres to improve the treatment of type 1 diabetes in children.