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Diabetes: Foundation Marks Anniversary With Free Treatment For Patients

Posted: Nov 24, 2015 at 9:02 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Ejikewme Omenazu, LAGOS

The Edna Nwobi Diabetic Care  Foundation’s  (Endicare) diabetic care will on Monday Novembner 23, 2015 celebrate its second anniversary and commitment to the eradication of diabetes in Igbo – Ukwu, Anambra State .

According to a statewment made available to Dasily IUndependent by the founder of the Foundation, Mrs Edna Nwobi, the event will take place at St  Barnabas  Church hall, Obiuno, Anambras Strate,  starting from 8.am .
She stated that the IDU II, His  Royal Highness, Dr  .Martin Eze will grace the occasion, which will start with the testing of  participants’ fasting blood sugar . All poor diabetics who cannot afford the drugs will get free testing and free drugs, she informed .

Mrs Nwobi said that since November 2013, when the foundation started the programme, “we have impacted the lives of over 100 diabetics in Igbo Ukwu and environs, including  Ora Eri ,Akwaeze , Amichi and other neighboring towns .
“Every three months we carry out a programme to assess the progress of each diabetic . We give them drugs that will last three months ,educate them again on food and exercise to help them control their condition. .

She stressed that Endicare has carried this campaign against the deadly disease diabetes, to Umuchukwu Ndikelionwu, Nnokwa, Nibo, Mbaukwu, Amesi, Amichi, Ndi Okpalaeze  and Lagos . In collaboration with ASA -USA ,Endicare covered Ora Eri ,Oko,Ekwulobia , Nise, Enugu Ukwu, Ifite Dunu, Okija, Awka ,Igbariam, adding that till date more than 5,000 diabetics have benefited from Endicare programs .

“Endicare wishes to use this medium to thank everybody who donated money and thus made our services to these communities possible. We want to use this opportunity of our second anniversary to solicit for more funds .
“The work to be done is enormous because many people die of diabetes because of lack of knowledge . Please help us to save lives by supporting us.” Mrs Nwobi added.