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Medical supplies appeal for Ghana

By Editor
12th August 2015
Charity, Latest news

A Diabetes Specialist Nurse is appealing for healthcare professionals to donate medical equipment ahead of a trip to Ghana.

Anna Vanderpuye is heading to the west African country to run free diabetes clinics to mark World Diabetes Day on November 14.

She is hoping to receive insulin, test strips, blood glucose monitors, HbA1c monitors and a cholesterol testing kit from members of the diabetes medical community.

‘Huge achievement’

Anna uses her annual leave from her job at London’s Kings College Hospital to travel to Ghana and hold the sessions.

I am extremely passionate about helping people understand diabetes

More than 1,800 people attended Anna’s free clinics across a few days last year and she hopes her next visit will be just as popular.

Anna said: “It was a huge achievement to have seen so many people in just five days. I hope that by teaching the basics to people, talking about complications and prevention, I can help increase awareness of diabetes in Ghana.

“I am extremely passionate about helping people understand diabetes and the best way to manage it. It’s a very rewarding feeling knowing you’re helping to educate people about diabetes.”

Should Anna receive help and sponsorship she is also prepared to travel to other places within Africa or Asia to help educate the people there about diabetes.

To donate medical supplies, email anna.vanderpuye@nhs.net.

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