103 rallies raise awareness on World Diabetes Day in Bangladesh
Senior Correspondent bdnews24.com
Published: 2016-11-15 01:56:14.0 BdST Updated: 2016-11-15 01:56:14.0 BdST
Danish pharma Novo Nordisk has joined forces with the Diabetic Association of Bangladesh to raise awareness of the lifestyle disease on the ‘World Diabetes Day 2016’.
The day was observed on Monday with the slogan ‘eyes on diabetes’.
With 7.1 million people living with diabetes in Bangladesh in 2015, International Diabetes Federation has put the country among the top ten diabetes-burdened countries.
The world’s largest insulin maker, Novo Nordisk in a statement said it participated in 103 rallies organised across Bangladesh with different associations affiliated with the Diabetic Association to celebrate the day.
The biggest one was taken out in Dhaka from in front of National Museum. Healthcare professionals, people living with diabetes and all employees of Novo Nordisk have participated at the rally.
They also organised a motivational programme for the children living with diabetes at Birdem hospital.
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