" The disease frightened me and I was psychologically tired. It was in the diabetes and hypertension clinics near my home that i saw the specialist. Thanks to his advice, his empathy and his listening, I started to look after myself every day and regain my confidence. And that changed the course of my life. He also helped me to meet other diabetics - Seynabou, a patient from Senegal "
The diabetes and hypertension clinics in sub-saharan Africa aim to improve the management of diabetes and hypertension through capacity building by providing material for diagnostic and care, training health care professionals and implementing a digital tool to facilitate data collection
The collaboration objectives are to improve screening and management of diabetes and hypertension through the establishment of these specialised clinicsDiabetes and hypertension are chronic diseases that are a huge public health issue in Africa. Still today, patients remain under-diagnosed due to lack of disease awareness and poor access to dedicated infrastructures. Since 2014, Sanofi supported the setup of 31 dedicated medical structures called diabetes and hypertension clinics in Cameroon, Senegal and Cote d’Ivoire in partnership with local authorities. This project aims to improve the management of diabetes and hypertension through capacity building: providing material for diagnostic and care, training health care professionnals.
To reinforce this project, a digital tool has recently been launched in order to capture patients data at selected clinics that will become reference centers.
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