Arusha to host major diabetes congress

Arusha is hosting an international summit aimed at addressing ways of improving life for people living with diabetes and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs), from 25-28 July.

The inaugural African Diabetes Congress is being organised by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Africa Region and takes place at the Arusha International Conference Centre.

The forum is expected to attract 500 experts including leading members of the Pan-African Diabetes Study Group, Pan-African Diabetes Educators Group, and the Pan-African Association for Foot Care.

The specialists will discuss key priorities for change in healthcare policies as well as examine research into the long-term implications for treating diabetes sufferers in Africa.