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On Sunday 7th Oct, DMI carried out sessions on ‘Strengthening Community Diabetes Awareness, Education and Screening’in various venues in Kiambu County: This project was funded by Rockefeller Foundation

The specific venues were:
  • Thigio PCEA Church
  • Mirithu PCEA Church
  • Tiekunu PCEA Church
  • Kanyanjara Orthodox Church
  • Kanyariri ACK
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.

Basic Data about the participants was collected from approximately 450 of them.

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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