November 11, 2016
Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr. Myint Htwe emphasized the need to conduct nationwide prevention measures from diabetes, during a speech he gave at the marking of World Diabetes Day in Nay Pyi Taw on Thursday.
Latest data shows that around 382 million people globally have diabetes. 4.8 million people have died in 2012 because of the disease.
In Myanmar, the Union Minister said over 1.7 million people aged 20 to 79 have diabetes, with forecasts suggesting this number may climb to 2 million.
The Union Minister also encouraged promotion of school health activities, in cooperation with development partners, organizations, and the public, to further educate people about the risks and prevention of diabetes.
The World Diabetes Day is annually celebrated worldwide every 14th of November.
Ref; mitv News