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2015 CME Tour of Africa

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2015 CME Tour of Africa

  • Endocrinology and metabolism
  • Diabetes

The countries of Africa are facing an unprecedented epidemic of diabetes and other non-communicable diseases in the next 20 years. EXCEMED is taking programmes like this to other African countries in 2015:

  • Kenya
  • Uganda
  • Mozambique
  • Angola
  • Namibia
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana

The programmes aim to raise the awareness of diabetes for senior medical students.

Grantors

Why are the CME tours so important?Diabetes mellitus, especially type 2, is a growing epidemic in developing countries as they adopt increasingly western life styles. A particular genetic predisposition in certain populations is present. In Africa the prevalence of diabetes is about 4% of the...