Healthcare company fundraising for Tanzania diabetes clinic
Staff at a Surrey healthcare company are working hard to raise funds to help residents of a Tanzanian village receive specialist care for diabetes.
The charity is fundraising to establish a specialist diabetes centre in the Kikavu region of Tanzania, which will be a class-leading clinic to educate, monitor and appropriately treat people in the area with diabetes.
Fundraisers from the firm located in Monument Way West, will embark on their first challenge this month when a team of 10 take part in the Surrey half marathon on March 12th. Other fundraising projects include a spinathon, a skydive, an abseil and a cake sale.
Chris Chapman, of GlucoRx, said: “We have chosen this charity to support them in building a specialist diabetes centre as Diabetes services in the region are scarce with no formal follow-up of diabetes patients.
“As manufacturers of healthcare products for people with diabetes, we are delighted to be able to help in the efforts to provide a care centre where it is most needed.”
In 2014 Heath Amplifier helped to complete the building of a health clinic in Kikav. Donations to the charity continue to help fund its successful functioning.
Chris Chapman added: “Before the opening of the health clinic the 10,000 residents in the Kikavu region had to walk more than 10km to access medical services. There are now more than 5,000 people registered to receive free health care.
“We hope our fundraising efforts will help the charity fulfil their next project to provide this specialist care.”