12 Jul 2006

World Diabetes Foundation fund to help fight disease in Samoa

7:08 pm on 12 July 2006

The Samoan Diabetes Association says a 500 000 US dollar fund will be used for training workshops to help reduce the incidence of diabetes in the country.

Diabetes affects about 20 percent of the population.

The money, from the Denmark-based World Diabetes Foundation, is to help make people more aware of the disease.

The association's vice president, Fesola'i Fa'amanatu Nielsen, says it will also show the population how they can prevent the disease through lifestyle choices.


We arrange the areas in the community to have workshops and talk about the approach of food, the habits of diet.

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The Diabetes Association vice president says the project may start in about two months and run for about two years.