EVENT Strengthening Community Diabetes Awareness, Education and Screening Sessions
DATE 21st October 2012
TIME 9 am - 4 pm
VENUE Murang'a County
DETAILS On Sunday 21st Oct, DMI carried out sessions on ‘Strengthening Community Diabetes Awareness, Education and Screening’- funded by Rockefeller Foundation in murang'a North.

The specific venues were:

1. Mbiri Primary School:- Muranga Town
2. Mukuyu Social Hall- Muranga Town
3. St. James ACK,- Muranga Town
4. Mugoiri Catholic Church – Kahuro Division
5. Kahithe ACK- Kahuro Division
6. Njumbi ACK – Mathioya Division
7. Kiria-ini Catholic Church- Kiharu Division

The Diabetes Educators were given an opportunity to briefly address the assembled congregation on ‘Prevention and Management of Diabetes’ as part of the Churches’ Role in Health Promotion.

After the church services, those willing were tested for height / weight, random blood sugar and blood pressure.

The total number of those screened for height / weight, random blood sugar and blood pressure was approximately 620.

During the sessions , each participant was given a minimum of 2 Brochures printed in Kiswahili/Kikuyu for sustainability of enhanced community diabetes prevention and management. Those who benefited on this day would in turn educate their family members and friends using these brochures as reference materials.

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