Objectives of the Swiss Diabetes Charity Organisation for Rodrigues

The Swiss Charity Organisation for Rodrigues wants to help to decrease associated illnesses and complications of Diabetes.

Since 2002, the island of Rodrigues is autonomous from the main island of Mauritius. Health care facilities are only sparsely present on the island. In comparison with Switzerland, more than twice as many people develop Diabetes. Very high blood pressure values are recorded on the island.

Education therefore has highest priority. The Swiss team set their main objective in the training of doctors, nursing staff, members of the local non-governmental organisation “Diabetic pro”, Agents de Santé, patients and members of their families so that they could be able to independently continue their therapies and means of prevention.