(Saykot Murtaza): Novo Nordisk, a Danish multinational pharmaceutical company, will observe World Health Day on Thursday to raise awareness about the rise in diabetes and its consequences, said a press release on Wednesday.
This year World Health Organization (WHO) is focusing on diabetes with a slogan, “Beat Diabetes”, as complications of this disease cause substantial economic loss for patients.
Novo Nordisk will provide diabetes screening at 83 centres of the Diabetic Association of Bangladesh, 167 Extended Diabetes Care Centres across the country, some government offices, Dhaka Reporters Unity, and Jatiya Press Club on Thursday.
Diabetes is changing the world – how can we change diabetes?
[sociallocker]Diabetes can be a devastating condition that ruins people’s lives. It is one of today’s great health challenges – a global emergency in slow motion. Without global action, there could be more than 592 million people living with diabetes by the year 2035.[/sociallocker]
The time for change is now.
Changing Diabetes® is Novo Nordisk’s response to the global diabetes challenge. Together with our global partners, we are working to raise awareness, improve access to care and address psychosocial aspects of diabetes to improve people’s lives.
Changing Diabetes® is also about working at the frontiers of research and development to improve treatments and create more opportunities for people with diabetes. This includes going beyond medicine to advocate for better education and support, helping people better manage their diabetes and live life on their own terms.