Greetings to the most distinguished people of Rivers State. Welcome to another episode of Rivethics on Radio, our character-building weekend show.
Please remember that the food you eat can either be the safest and most powerful form of medicine, or the slowest form of poison. This week’s episode is in commemoration of the United Nations World Diabetes Day.
World Diabetes Day is the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign reaching a global audience of over 1 billion people in more than 160 countries. The campaign draws attention to issues of paramount importance to the diabetes world and keeps diabetes firmly in the public and political spotlight.The World Diabetes Day campaign aims, among other things, to be the global driver to promote the importance of taking coordinated and concerted actions to confront diabetes as a critical global health issue.
As we celebrate World Diabetes Day on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, with the theme, “women and diabetes – our right to a healthy future”, we should bear in mind these key issues:
• 1 in 10 women are living with diabetes. Many do not have access to education, treatment and care, especially in developing countries.
• diabetes is a chronic, debilitating and costly disease, associated with severe complications, posing severe risks for families, communities, States, Countries and the entire world, with a strong potential of sabotaging the achievement of internationally agreed development goals.
• The urgent need to take individual initiative to live more sustainably at home, work and play by changing our consumption patterns, being more active and supporting the campaign for better health as promoted by different organisations and bodies, e.g. Medical Women’s Association, Rivers State.
Our guest speaker for today, a seasoned medical expert, will throw more light on these issues. She is Dr. Vetty Agala, a Public Health practitioner and the President-Elect of the Nigerian Medical Woman Association, Rivers State Chapter. Please enjoy the episode.
Our wonderful people of Rivers State, please remember to always let your manners speak for you.
God bless and keep you and your families and God bless Rivers State.
Her Excellency, Justice Eberechi Suzzette Nyesom-Wike
Wife of the Governor of Rivers State and
The Initiator of the RivEthics Character Development Programme.
You can also listen to and download the Pidgin English version of this Episode below