Ministry to Partner SLAD on Diabetes Awareness

Prof Onyebuchi  Chukwu


Sandra Alumona

The Federal Ministry of Health is set to organise a convention in partnership  with Saving Life for African Diabetes Foundation (SLAD), a  Non Governmental Organisation (NGO)   put together by Nollywood stars and musicians to create awareness on diabetes.
The  convention titled, “Nollywood Health Convention 2013,” with the theme;  Ignorance is not an Excuse, will kick off on November 23, at the Golden Tulip Hotel, Festac, Lagos.
A Nollywood movie producer and the President of SLAD, Mr. Obi Madubogwu, who disclosed this, noted that the convention would attract dignitaries from both governmental and non-governmental organisations.
Madubogwu also disclosed that award would be given to Nigerians that has contributed so much in the development of the society at the convention.
According to him, after the convention, there will be a free medical administration and lectures on the causes and prevention of diabetes on November 24, at the National Stadium Surulere, Lagos State.