The Friends of Valkenberg Trust is calling for donations this Mandela Day to support the recovery of patients at Valkenberg Hospital.
As sub-Saharan countries struggle with the current burden of diabetes, new estimates suggest that costs associated with the disease could more than double and may reach up to US$59.3 billion per year by 2030, if type 2 diabetes cases continue to increase. The region is ill-prepared to cope with a growing health burden.
The statement is endorsed by the head of UCT’s Division of Forensic Medicine Professor Lorna Martin, who is a member of this committee.
Access to essential CVD medicines is worryingly low globally and particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), where some of the barriers to CVD medicines access include poor access to health care facilities, low availability, poor quality of medication and unaffordability.