The PJosh Diabetes Foundation is a Non-Governmental/Non-profit Organization registered with the Co-operate Affairs Commission of
the Federal Republic of Nigeria (RC 128359) with the Primary Purpose of reaching out to the diabetic community in Africa and giving everyone the opportunity of knowing his/her blood sugar levels (we believe that early diagnosis and proper management of diabetes will save the lives of people living with diabetes) .
These life threatening disease has become a global pandemic, leading to the high mortality rate of Africans. According to the international Diabetes Federation's statistics report; 425million people have diabetes worldwide and more than 16million people in Africa, by 2045 it will be around 41million. They still suggested that 1 out of 2 persons living with diabetes are yet to be diagnosed .
PDF believes that African's deserves the best of Medical Care; that Africa can be healthy, productive and prosperous soaring high above all ills . Diabetes Affects the socio-economic state of a continent, a healthy continent is a prosperous continent. We aim at setting up platforms for sensitization, empowering the African rural and urban population with relevant knowledge on how to manage diabetes and prevent type 2 diabetes .
We preach "Diabetes is not a death Warrant".
Many Africans are yet to know or believe that anyone no matter age, gender or financial status can be diagnosed of diabetes; many persons see it as a taboo or impossible occurrence for a child to be diagnosed of diabetes . It takes lots of consistent awareness to educate an entire continent about diabetes and of course reach out to the already diagnosed persons living with diabetes in Africa. We cannot do all these above alone, we will need Volunteers, Partners and sponsors for this great humanitarian work. Diabetes has taken the lives of our Loved ones, many of them died because they were diagnosed late and some due to improper management of the condition . A well-managed diabetes is the leading cause of Nothing but an Un-managed diabetes is the leading cause of complications like Diabetic Retinopathy, Diabetic foot ulcer, Diabetic Nephropathy, Diabetic Neuropathy etc. One of the challenges of Managing diabetes in Africa is Poverty; Many can't afford to buy their drugs or insulin or even pay for their healthcare provider's services . So as an organization, we aim at providing these supplies and services without charge.
Africa needs us! Africa needs you!
Together, we will save our people from the Scourge of Diabetes! God bless you !!!
Joshua Emmanuel Uchenna
Many African's are yet to know or believe that anyone no matter age, gender or financial status can be diagnosed of diabetes; many persons see it as a taboo or impossible occurrence for a child to be diagnosed of diabetes.
To be the Africa's Reference in Diabetes Care and Advocacy.
To curb to the lowest the high mortality rate of Africans due to diabetes by educating, by giving everyone of any age access to blood sugar testing and other diabetes diagnostic tests, and by giving support to persons already diagnosed with diabetes.
Diabetes Education/Awareness, Online Advocacy/Campaigns, Outreaches across the communities of Africa, Giving aid to the already diagnosed persons living with diabetes etc.