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Saturday, October 23, 2021

Today is World Diabetes Day

Press release

Diabetes is a deadly disease that affects 371 million people worldwide, and 187 million of them do not even know they have diabetes. The Gambia is not immune to this disease. According to recent World Health Organization (WHO) data, The Gambian population has a higher percentage overall of raised blood glucose level compared to other Sub-Saharan Africa countries. Clearly, something needs to be done about diabetes in The Gambia.

The Youth Empowerment Through Education and Sports (YETES) for the third year running will celebrate World Diabetes Day with the following events: A March Pass from the Africell Junction to Westfield monument from 9:00am to 12:00pm Free Blood Glucose testing and counseling at the W estfield Junction, Serrekunda Market and at Buffer Zone on the same day.

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