According to the International Diabetes Federation, the global diabetes epidemic has the potential to become one of the greatest health catastrophes the world has seen.
A key Middle Eastern country, Jordan’s economy and health care infrastructure are presently bearing the burdens of regional instability, the tremendous influx of Iraqi refugees, significant levels of poverty and unemployment, and a growing diabetes epidemic.
The high prevalence of diabetes in Jordan and the greater Middle East calls for an economically feasible national plan for the management and prevention of diabetes and its complications. Microclinic International is developing a National Microclinic Project for diabetes management to reduce poverty and increase economic growth.
Microclinic International Jordanian Project Partners:
- World Diabetes Found.
- Int'l Diabetes Federation
- Royal Health Awareness Society
- UC Berkeley
- Ministry of Health
- German Embassy
The World Diabetes Foundation, in conjunction with MCI, The Jordanian Ministry of Health (MoH), and The Royal Health Awareness Society (RHAS), are collaborating to promote the prevention and treatment of diabetes in Jordan. http://www.worlddiabetesfoundation.org/
This project is supported by BRIDGES. BRIDGES is an International Diabetes Federation project supported by an educational grant from Lilly Diabetes. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is a worldwide alliance of over 200 diabetes associations in more than 160 countries, who have come together to enhance the lives of people with diabetes everywhere. http://www.idf.org/
Chaired by her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan, The Royal Health Awareness Society aims to promote the health and well-being of all Jordanians. http://www.rhas.org.jo/
The University of California, Berkeley. http://berkeley.edu/
The Jordanian Ministry of Health is the primary provider of health care in Jordan. http://www.moh.gov.jo/EN/Pages/default.aspx
The German Embassy in Amman, Jordan. http://www.amman.diplo.de/Vertretung/amman/ar/Startseite.html
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