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Launch: The Lancet Commission report: Diabetes in sub-Saharan Africa

When: Wednesday, 27 September 2017 - Wednesday, 27 September 2017
Where: Parktown Education Campus
Resource Centre, School of Public Health
Start time:17:00
Enquiries:

Ryan.Wagner@wits.ac.za

The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology Commission recently published its report on Diabetes in sub-Saharan Africa: from clinical care to health policy.

Multiple factors are driving the increased risk of diabetes in sub-Saharan Africa and South Africa specifically. The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology Commission recently published its report on Diabetes in sub-Saharan Africa: from clinical care to health policy. In the report, the Commission highlights the paucity of data in the region on the true burden of diabetes and its microvascular and macrovascular complications, and the high individual and social cost of diabetes and its complications.

The MRC/Wits Rural Public Health & Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), School of Public Health will host the launch of the Commission's report.

The event will include a keynote address from Professor Justine Davies, co-Lead Commissioner of the report, Honorary Professor in the MRC/Wits-Agincourt Unit, and Professor in Global Health, Kings College London, followed by a panel discussion, with reflections from leading South African diabetes researchers, clinicians and policymakers on the relevance of the report in the South African context.

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