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World Diabetes Day 2013

World Diabetes day 2013 falls on November 14th. It marks the fifth and final year of the 2009-2013 campaign on “Diabetes education and prevention.” The World Diabetes Day 2013 campaign is encouraging everyone to Take a Step for Diabetes, engaging … Continue reading

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Construction work on Magrabi ICO Cameroon Eye Institute in Yaounde about to start

As the bulldozers move in to prepare the construction site for this state of the art eye hospital and training centre in Yaounde, Cameroon, we wish to share with you some photographs of Obak and the proposed institute site. Institute … Continue reading

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How do we ensure diabetics in Africa have their yearly eye exam?

Ensuring diabetics in Africa have their yearly eye exam should sound like a major challenge given that according to the International Diabetes Federation, at least 78% of diabetics in sub Saharan Africa don’t even know they have diabetes. Among patients … Continue reading

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Diabetic retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes, and remains the leading cause of avoidable blindness in working-aged people. Africans and people with African ancestry seem to be among the most affected, with diabetic retinopathy being identified in close to … Continue reading

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