John Libbey Eurotext

Médecine et Santé Tropicales


The experience of the Santé Diabète NGO in the fight against diabetes in Africa Volume 28, issue 4, Octobre-Novembre-Décembre 2018


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1 ONG Santé Diabète, 17 avenue Malherbe 38100 Grenoble, France
2 Chef de service d’endocrinologie, Hôpital national du Mali
3 Département de santé et médecine communautaire, Service de médecine tropicale et humanitaire, Université de Genève et Hôpitaux universitaires de Genève, Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil 6, CH-1211 Genève 14, Suisse
4 Professeurs titulaires de la chaire « Humanités et Santé », Conservatoire national des arts et métiers, EPN 12, 2 rue Conté 75003 Paris, France
* Correspondance
  • Key words: NGO, diabetes, Africa, diabetes in Africa, health
  • DOI : 10.1684/mst.2018.0835
  • Page(s) : 363-7
  • Published in: 2018

Several years ago, infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and malaria were the principal health menace on an international
scale. But, today, noncommunicable diseases (NCD), such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, are a health emergency in both high- and lowincome countries. The NGO Santé Diabète (Diabetes Health) has now been developing actions for diabetes prevention and management in Africa for 15 years. The strategies they have developed combine advocacy, support for the Ministry of Health for the implementation of plans to fight
NCDs, staff training, and the establishment of a structure for prevention and management. In Mali, these activities, begun a decade ago, now manage 15,000 patients with diabetes.