|Organization name:||Association of Children and Young People with Diabetes|
|Complete address:||Rruga: ”Kongresi i Manastirit” Tiranë, Albania https://www.google.com/maps/place/Shoqata+e+Femijeve+dhe+te+Rinjve+me+Diabetemail@example.com,19.8309703,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x135031419b9cdb83:0x72fa745352105df2!8m2!3d41.338668!4d19.833159Association of Children and Young People with Diabetes|
|Organization phone number and e-mail address:||+355 69 72 5 858|
|Organization legal status:||National Non-Governmental Organization|
|Organization date foundation:||05 of February 2013|
|Name and function of main managers:|
|Name of the contact person on the project:||Asim Toro|
|Phone number and e-mail address of the contact person:||+355 69 69 19 999;|
Association of Children and Youth with Diabetes, in Albania (Sh.F.R.D.), is a non-political, non-religious, non-profit and will exercise its operations indefinitely, in accordance with Albanian law and in conformity with applicable statutes and its program.
Sh.F.R.D. was established, from a group of people with diabetes, suffering for many years from this disease.
Members of Sh.F.R.D. are very active in civil society, medicine, education, the media, law, taxes etc.
Sh.F.R.D. has taken the initiative on awareness and informing the patients with diabetes and citizens in general about several problems and difficulties that people and especially youngsters and children with diabetes face in their everyday life.
The number of people with diabetes enrolled in Sh.FRD is 300, and this number is growing every day as this disease has become an epidemic in the World. The Board and staff Sh.F.R.D. are composed of people with diabetes and family and relatives of this community.
Commitment to promote and support the legitimate right of acceptance, inclusion and integration of people with diabetes in Albanian society, based on the convention of human rights and the convention of the rights of persons with disabilities, informing and raising awareness of the public, decision-making institutions and other interested parties, as well as contribute to the development for people with diabetes to make an independent life, and promoting educational and therapeutic methodologies contemporary applied to the treatment of diabetes.
- Carrying out activities in the national and regional level, to raise awareness of the community in general and patients in particular
- Training on various topics which will enable the inclusion of members in society and to achieve a better monitoring of diabetes
- Representation and assistance in solving relevant issues, in front of the administrative institutions and the judiciary in favor of members of the association
- Research and Publication of various studies about the problems of the community and treatments on diabetes
- Institutional level representation before state and private entities, for the protection of the rights of patients with diabetes.
- Negotiations with third parties for assisting in meeting the needs of patients
- Continuous monitoring of patients with diabetes from the age of 0 (zero) to 35 (thirty) years
- Monitoring of socio-economic conditions of patients and implementation as good in society.
- Cooperation with counterpart organizations within and outside the country
- Organizing diabetes camps
- Assistance to families for education and treatment of diabetes
- Research by the Hospital Centers of epidemiological data on diabetes
- Tracking situations and complications of members of the association
- As well as performing any legitimate enterprise in meeting the goal and objectives of the association
Hiking in Pellumbas and Erzen’s canyons.
On 17.09.2017, the Association of Children and Young People with Diabetes organized the next activity in Pellumbas and Erzen’s canyons.
The start was made from Tirana at 9am and the returning at 8pm, a part of the group by bus, and the rest of the group with bicycles.After the group reached the center of the village, the members took the road to the Pellumbas Cave by walking. During the road, they stopped to rest and to monitor the blood sugar. There were various conversations about diabetes and exchanges of experiences, as there were people in the group who live outside Albania.In the group there was also a new member who said that: -“It was a very nice experience. I was welcomed by everyone and it is really a group that gives a lot of warmth and I didn’t feel differentiated for any moment.Despite the information I had about diabetes, today I took a lot of advices from this group. I want to thank you all.”The members visited the cave with care because the cave had clay and moisture. Later they headed toward the canyons, facing a difficult terrain.Despite the fatigue and the difficult terrain, everything went very well. Diabetes can’t stop us. Such experiences, besides giving us pleasure, make us challenge any challenge. We thank the courageous members and associates who don’t get tired of being with us and supporting us.Traveling is never a matter of money, but courage.
THE ACTIVITY OF OUR ASSOCIATION AT “LAKE BOVILLE
On Sunday, May 14, 2017, the “Association of Children and Young People with Diabetes” organized the activity towards “Lake Boville”.
Bovilla is a lake in North-East of Tirana, 20 km from the center of the capital. This trip was made for those who had a bike and even for those who did not have one. With a distance of 45km with bicycle, walking for 14km and a climb of 800m on a path to climb to Mount Gamti.
Members of the association age 13 to 35 joined the activity. Departure from Tirana took place at 9 am with bus lines to Zall Her. From there we walked straight to the lake. The trip was accompanied by short breaks during which members had the opportunity to monitor and correct the blood glucose levels. Develop conversations about diabetes and share their experience with others. Nature views were relaxing. After that we continued climbing to the mountain. The climb was tiring but coupled with fantastic views.
Nature continues to prove that her beauty is infinite. This was the fourth activity that our association organizes for this spring season and in a longer distance than the previous ones. We are happy to announce that all members of the associationmake it sucsuccessfully with well-controlled glycemias.
We return from Bovilla happy that we have achieved our goal in search of new challenges. We endlessly thank our companions for being close to us and guided in all of our activities and members of the association whose participation makes us believe we are on the right track.
Hiking on Sari Salltik
On Sunday, April 9, 2017, the Children and Youth Association of Diabetes organized the Hiking Activity at the Sari Salltiku Teak in Kruja. As a parent i am including more and more with my daughter who lives with diabetes. When we entered in the city we were attracted from the shopping with beautiful crafts, then the Castle with its magnificent beauty, continuing with the peculiarity of the city. After a short break, all together with participants of the age of 14 – 40 years we took the road to Teqe Sari Salltiq. With a 2.5km climb from the trail. with the pure spirit and the strong and united heart, the group came to the top without any problems. Along the way, we made the rest stop needed. Also when we arrived a part of the group stayed to rest and to take pictures while the rest visited Sari Hallkel’s Teqene. Later we performed the glycemic measurements and consumed the food and then injected insulin. Participants held conversations with each other and different games too. Everyone shared their time with others. To be appreciated is the fact that the participants were not just people with diabetes but also people who support this cause that we do not stop thanking for the goodwill and sharing of the experiences with us. We then descended from the motorway with a length of 9km.
As a mother I felt proud of the diabetic group and happy to be part of them. These young people are to be admired for all the strength and will they want to move forward with the Theorem
“Diabetes can not stop us”
Visit to Kakunj Waterfalls
Sunday date April 2,2017 the Association of Children and Youth with Diabetes organized the activity ‘Visit to Kakunj Waterfalls’, in Baldushk,Tirana. This activity was joined by members of the association aged 14-35. We left from Tirana at 9;30 am by bus. Upon arrival in the village we continued on foot. The road to the waterfalls was 6 km long through a difficult mountainous terrain. During the trip were discussed many issues related with diabetes such as the importance of physical activity, the appropriate holiday entertainment and games. Refering to the view it was impressive. After a long rest under the waterfalls shade and their freshness, we took the road back to return. Fatigue is not worth to be mentioned before the pleasure that this activity gave us. We are very grateful to our amazing guides who not only accompany us but also give their help in any case. Last but not least we want to give our thanks to all association members who make us firmly believe that:
‘Diabetes can not stop us’.
Hiking on Krraba
On sunday, 26th march 2017, the Association of Children and Youth with diabetes organised the activity:” Hiking on Krraba mountain and exploring the hiden cave”.Participants from the age of 14-35 years old joined our activity.We left Tirana at about 9′ o clock.After we arrived at Krraba village,we started to hike in the mountain.The road was long about 7km hiking.During walking on foot the participants had the chance to introduce themselves and to talk with each other about managing diabetes. After walking for 3 hours we arrived at the cave. Exploring the cave was a beautiful experience for us.
After that we turned back to the village and we took the bus to Tirana. Organising and following such activities make us believe that people with diabetes can walk for long hours, can explore and prove themselves and the others they can be who they want and do what they love mostly.
The association of children and youth with diabetes will be organising such inspiring activities during next weeks. Keep following us.
5 anniversary of the Association of Children and Young People with Diabetes
The 5th anniversary celebration event of the Association for Children and Youth with Diabetes is an event that took together same of the actors who have contributed to the results achieved during this time.
We search to build brigde of communication in facilitate our ongoing work and this causes to be even more easier.
The event took place at the Youth Center of Tirana, where wos put a block on reviews of our organization, opened an exhibition apparatus glicemik used over the years, banners of companies supporting our journey, projectors that enabled us to publish the work and messages we told the participants, organized a circle of awareness where Anyone assumed as injected insulin shock in the arm, in the company of catering for the participants, products for people with diabetes by the company Agna Group and a cake with sugar for people with diabetes, which were accompanied with the sounds of music in the background.
The main purpose of this anniversary event is to demonstrate seriously in leadershping , increasing this bridge of collaboration and celebrate for this unstoppable work during this time. Noting the support of the participants of the white shirts, civil society, political actors, journalists and donors.
Thanks to: Youth Center Tirana, Villa Vecchia, Agna Group company and Red Bull.
The “World Diabetes Day 2016”
This event was held on 14 November 2016. Activity took place near the “Mother Teresa” and along the Boulevard “Martyrs of the Nation”.
As each year sone activities were carried out by the Association of Children and youth with diabetes.
Purpose of this event was to information, education and awareness of children and young people with diabetes. Participated in this activity and society in general regarding this century disease.
Glycemia measurements were made. They were distributed leaflets and sugar -free drinks for participants. As Pepsi max 0, Redbull free sugar, spring water and symbolic prizes were distributed to Supporters of our association.
It created a big circle, which is the symbol of diabetes worldwide by youth and children, who moved ballons with blue color. And finally all the participants addressed pyramid to finalize this day.
Present at the event were: a menber of the Albanian Association of endocrinology, different organizations people with diabetes, representatives from the ombudsman, family, and the whole activity was monitored by the media.
Donor – Novo Nordisk, Accu-Chek, Netelektronic, Berlin-Chemie MENARINI, Agna Group and RedBull
The distribution of leaflets/poster 2016
It was organised in 13 November 2016
The content of the leaflets :
What is diabetes ?
Who has the risk ?
The National Diabetes Day
Why we should think more and consider more attention to diabetes.
The leaflets /posters were distributed at the Artificial Lake of Tirana .The purpose of this project was awarness of people and information about the activities that were going to be held on National Day of Diabetes.
We can have a normal life with diabetes but we want the people to support us and to be there on 14 th November at “Mother Teresa “square at 10 °°clock .
There are going to offer blood glucose measurement and discussions and cosultations with doctors who works at Association of Albanian Endocrinologists.You are wellcome !!
Donators: Pharmaceutical companies: “Novo Nordisk” “Accu-Chek” Elektronics. Berlin Chemie and Agna Group Company.
Peza in activity, on the occasion of the month of november. 2016
Peza in activity, on the occasion of the month of november.
Were organized free conversation, questions and different games.
For those conversation we thank the support of the doctor and nurse who answers to all questions that young people are facing during their everyday life related to diabets. Donor pharmaceutical company “NovoNordisk” and “AccuChek”.
Web Site http://www.diabetshfrd.al/
Time in which we live connects us with technology and the internet too. This is the easiest and least costly to be informed about all the things we want.
For this reason our association has created a Web site and mobile app with diverse information about the disease of diabetes to come to help people with diabetes.
For more information on diabetes are distributed in many languages of the World. For this reason, patients with diabetes in Albania will not feel the lack of a Web page to get all the information they want about this illness.
The aim of the Web site is the online publishing detailed information on diabetes, the consequences of not training the disease, diet, physical activity, psychological counseling etc. This site will serve persons with diabetes in Albania and Albanians wherever they live, donor partners and national and foreigners governmental institutions and stakeholders to increase transparency and cooperation between us.
The website will be the final product for information about the disease will jump where detailed information and updates on diabetes. This will be a page on the basis of which they will work and will be enriched at any time, where patients with diabetes will be able to obtain all available information to which they have the need and the laying of the test results accompanied by graphic performance and Enhancement of the disease.
Web site and mobile app are in Albanian and English.
Activity “Diabetes Awareness: took place on 18.6.2016, at the square “Shopin Frederik“ and walking along the path of” great waterfront Park “to the Amphitheatre”, Tirana.
Activity was dedicated to 1500 children and youth who suffer and added to day by diabetes and raising the awareness of the population. The purpose of this was diabetes awareness and sensitization of children and young people with diabetes, participants in the activity, civil society, local government representatives, various doctors, journalists and various visual media.
- Deputy Mayor of Tirana, Mr. Andi Seferi
- Representatives from the Health Insurance Fund Aurel Voda
- Head of the Department of Endocrinology, University Hospital Center Prof. Ylli, Agron.
- Representatives of the Ombudsman Mr. Ermir Kapedani
Screening test areas was developed and consultations with doctors endocrinologist and distribute leaflets with information about diabetes. It promoted a healthy lifestyle. After completing the walk ‘Marathon’ we started to discuss and ask doctors present consulting endocrinologist.
They shared experiences of people with diabetes and their families. The event was supported by: Hygeia Hospital, Pharmaceutical Company “Roche” Pharmaceutical Company “Sanofi” Pharmaceutical Company “Novonordisk” Pharmaceutical Company “Trimedia” Company “AGNA GROUP” through the water Spring Company of drinking enegjike “Red-Bull
The park of Peza
The activity took place in 8 May 2016.
In cooperation with NovoNordisc company The Association of Youth and Children with diabetes organised this activity in the Park of Peza.
The main purpose of this project was to inform and educate children how to well manage their diabetes during different activities with their friends and to learn about insulin pump and the sensor of testing blood sugar levels.
During the activity were organised games and conversations which were supported by the doctor. Donors:
Pharmaceutical company “Novo Nordisc”.
Actors supporting diabetics
The activity took place in 22 March 2016. The actors of TV show Portokalli became part if the global initiative of Association of youth and children with diabetes “How to prevent diabetes ”
Together in global challenge about preventing diabetes
Refund stripes! #Actors_are_with_us
World Diabetes Day 2015
Took place on 14 November 2015. The event was held at “Mother Teresa” square and along the Boulevard “Martyrs of the Nation” and “Skanderbeg Square”.The purpose of this event was to inform, educate and sensitize children and adolescents with diabetes participating in the activity and the society in general about the disease of the century.It created a big circle, which is the symbol of diabetes worldwide (by young people and children).It distributes leaflets and sugar-free drinks to the participants.Organized bike rides from the ” Mother Teresa ” square and towards the “Skanderbeg Square” to sensitize children and youth.Present at the event were: Prof. Prof. Dr Petrit Hoxhaj Dr Agron Ylli, representatives from the Ombudsman, family and the whole activity was monitored by the media.
Donors: Sanofi Aventis, Western Balkan Foundation for Strategic Development, Novo Nordisk, IlmaFarm, Accu-Chek, American Hospital, Agna Group, Red Bull and EcoVolis
Diabetes Month 2015
The event was held in dated 08.11.2015 Within the month of diabetes with the support of ILMA FARM and Club Discover Albania, the Association of Children and Youth with Diabetes rare activity we perform at Preza castle and at Lake Sharkes.
The main goal of this project was for children to be informed and educated on how to better manage their diabetes during different activities with their peers , and learn about useful products . During the event free discussion and questions were organized . These games supported calls from the doctor, who gave answers to all the questions and concerns encountered by young people in their daily lives about diabetes.
Donors: Pharmaceutical firm “ILMA FARM
Diabetes Month 2015
On 1 November 2015 the Association of Children and Youth with Diabetes organized a screening under Diabetes Month! We raised a tent and started to disseminate information about the disease of the century. The purpose of this event was to raise awareness about diabetes as to policy makers as well as the general public, to make it possible for diabetes to be in the spotlight. It also managed to serve as a tool for showing support in the fight against diabetes for people affected by this disease, especially for young people and children. The event was held to pedestrian area of Tirana “Murat Toptani” street from 10-30 pm, on Sunday 01-Nov. Thanks to the support of some companies specialized in the diagnosis of diabetes there was free measurements of blood sugar level. During the event they distributed a leaflet which indicates risk reduction to display diabetes, food and physical activity.
The event was held,on 4,5,6 September in south coast of Albania,in Qeparo,Vlore.
The aim of the activity was to inform and educate the participants for better control of diabettes during various activities.Each of the participants received information about different situations as: diabetic coma,management of insulin doses based on hight caloric foods and physical activities.During the activity they discussed about different topic who where elected by themselfs.
The topic that were discussed were also supported by the doctor and the staff,they gave answers to all questions that they had and concerns that young had related with diabettes
From this activity was transmitted the message that we are equal to others and can not be deprived of various activities of aur daily life.
This information was organized better throuhg entertainment.
The event was attented by doctors, nurses, nutritionist.
Symbols of the Association of Children and Youth with Diabetes
Symbols of the Association of Children and Youth with Diabetes began to disperse on 1 June 2015. Symbols are small cards that contain the information necessary for a member to give assistance in case of loss of awareness. Symbols are plastic, in the form of keys VARs. On the one hand shows the logo and the data of the Association of Children and Youth with Diabetes and the rest is written: “I am with diabetes! If I behave weirdly or faint out the reason may be my disease. Call the doctor or an ambulance.” Symbols are distributed to existing members of the association, to those who have shown interest consistently and new members. The purpose of this project is equipping all children and young people with diabetes in Albania and identification through symbols in case of loss of awareness, enabling assistance to the person with diabetes. So that whoever is situated near to give first aid. This symbol will come in the future to help people with diabetes in the case of loss of control and awareness. It will be required assistance and institutions to recognize this card symbol and other symbols of continuity.
Within completion of the European Week of Health
The Association of Children and Young People with Diabetes in collaboration with JEFF Albania, Beyond Barriers, Act for Society, Pro-Youth, AIESEC, Roma Active Albania, MAYA, RIAS, Liburnetik, T-PEER, IRCA, organized an event about health information!
During the activity leaflets were distributed and the main purpose was informing the population about the importance of Check-Up’s, to identify the diseases and to treat them in time. Also people were sensitized about the importance of physical activity and healthy eating!
The event was held on 09.05.2015, at “Pedonalja”, Tirana.
Health for the European week 2015
Ran me 06/05/2015. The event took place at the Tirana Artificial Lake Dam was prepared banners, leaflets Full became About 200 blood sugar measurements of random people who were found in the activities!
GET health information generally speaking Full Over diabetes in particular.
The purpose of this event was to raise awareness on healthy nutrition Full physical activity, how important are these two factors for a healthy life!
In cooperation with the Center for Population Full Development
Distribution of leaflets
The activity was held on 19 April 2015. 1,000 leaflets were prepared, which was distributed by the staff of SH.F.R.D .. and volunteers of the Artificial Lake association. The leaflet contained several topics discussed briefly as: – What is diabetes and what are its risks, – Signs and symptoms, – Importance of nutrition, – Consequences of diabetes, – What is the Association of Children and Youth with Diabetes and what are its goals?. The purpose of this project was to sensitize the population on the disease of diabetes and the importance of physical activity and healthy nutrition in our lives. Were prepared 1,000 leaflets, which were distributed in Tirana Artificial Lake.
Donors:Pharmaceutical firm “Novo Nordisk”.
Educational activities for children with diabetes 2015
The event was held on 22/03/2015 in Durres beach near the facilities of Bar Restaurant Pampa. The main goal of this project was that the young members of the association to be informed and educated on how to better manage diabetes during various activities with their peers. Each of the persons belonging got more information on important topics such as diabetic coma, managing insulin doses when taken more nutritious foods and the numerous physical activities body performs. During the activity there was organized conversations about different topics selected by the children themself and the youngsters who attended the event. These conversations were supported, by the doctor and staff who gave answers to all the questions and concerns that face young people about diabetes In this activity was transmitted the message that we are equal to others and cannot fall short of the different activities of our everyday life.
This information was realized in the best way and through entertainment.
This activity was attended by doctors, nurses and dietician.
Donor Pharmaceutical Firm “Novo Nordisk”.
Diabetes and healthy eyes
Diabetes is an chronic disease with high social health and economic cost.
Diabetes has high social cost because it does not affect only one person ,if one family has a person with diabetes her entire family is affected, also the community is affected and influenced in different ways. Diabetes has high health cost because it is a disease that if it wont be discovered from the beginning and treated on time and regularly ,it caused serious complications, such as cardiovascular disease ,blindness, kidney diseases ,amputation of legs etc.
Within these high costs that appeared from this, the association of children and young people with diabetes organized a conference under the slogan “Diabetes and healthy eyes”, according to the fact that the eyes of the people with diabetes are most affected from this disease. The conference was held on 15 January at the European University of Tirana where the guests were representatives of the Health Insurance Fund, endocrinologist and ophthalmologist, representatives from counterpart associations and supporting organizations, also children and young people with diabetes who showed more interest for advise and instructions that were given by the doctors.
The purpose of this conference was to inform and give advice to children and young people with diabetes for the eyes and how to take care about the eyes, also they were informed about the costs for the control and the treatment in case of damage the eyes. The conference reached the goal for which it was organized because achieved to transmute the necessary information for having healthy eyes and not damage eyes.
The “World Diabetes Day 2014”
It was held on 14 November 2014. Activity was conducted at the site” Mother Teresa “and along the Boulevard” Martyrs of the Nation “and” Skanderbeg Square “.
The purpose of this event was to inform, educate and raise awareness of children and young people with diabetes about the disease of the century.
They created a big circle, which is the symbol of diabetes worldwide (by youth and children).
We distributed leaflets and sugar free drinks for participants.,Sugarfree foods ,glucose metters and test strips.
Bike rides were organized from Mother Teresa” square” to square “Skanderbeg” to sensitize children and young people and to make them know that having diabetes does not mean being limited from different activities.
The Activity was attended by:Turkish ambassador in Albania Mr.H.Bayraktar, Western Foundation director for strategic development Mr. Ilir Dizdari, Leader of “Tika” Prof. Dr. Birol Çetin, Prof. Dr Petrit Hoxhaj and the whole activity was monitored from media.
Donors: Western Foundation for strategic development, TIKA, Novo Nordisk, Sanofi Aventis, Hygeia Hospital , Accu Chek, Agna Group, EcoVolis and Red Bull.
Activity “Diabetes requires information”
Activity was held on 12/07/2014 near European university of Tirana.
The purpose of this activity was about information and education of children and youth with diabetes on how to manage their disease,valuable informations about taking care of their health and advices about avoiding later complications.
Referred issues were:
- Oral hygiene
- Diabetes complications
- Physical activity
The activity was attended by children and youth with diabetes, parents and relatives, civil society, leaders of different youth organizations, pharmaceutical firms, friends, media and referred members of association.
Referred by: Leader of association Mr. Asim TORO, Moderator Ms. Jetmira GJONAJ, member of the governing board Marsela XHINDI(nurse), Marjola CAUSHAJ (dentist),Atika KADI (nurse student) and Andi RABIAJ (medicine student), member of staff Daniela KOSTAJ and Dea SHANTO.
Supporters of the activity were: European University of Tirana, Pharmaceutical firm ACCU CHEK, AGNA GROUP company,and AGON CHANNEL.In the activity the issues were presented in Powerpoint, which developed conversations between participants about their questions and uncertainities regarding diabetes and dhe issues referred.
Thanks to the cooperation with pharmaceutical firm ACCU CHEK and AGNA GROUP company we could donate free glucose metters, test strips and sugarfree drinks to the participants of the activity.
Educational activities for children with diabetes 2014
The event was held on 05.04.2014, at the premises of the Tourist Complex DAJTI Express.
The main goal of this project was to inform and educate children and youth with diabetes about how to best manage diabetes during different activities with their peers. During the event, we organized free discussions on topics that were chosen by the children and young people attending the event. These conversations were moderated and supported by doctors, psychologists and staff of the association who gave answers to all questions and concerns encountered by young people in their everyday fight with diabetes. In this event, we addressed the message that we are equal to others and we cannot fall short of the different activities of our daily life.
The event was attended by doctors, nurses, psychologists, diet experts and members of the association.
Donor: Pharmaceutical firm “Novo Nordisk”.
Conference “Diabetes never sleeps”
The conference was held on 22.03.2014, at the premises of Tirana International Hotel.
The purpose of this conference was to protect the rights of children and young people with diabetes, awareness of this disease that does not “sleep” and presentation of the draft 2014 plan.
The conference was attended and referred by physicians, psychologists, dietitians, members of the association and their friends and family.
The event addressed topics such as: costs of diabetes, diabetes in adolescents, care for the complications, the protection of the rights of the community, the role of family and psychological education, the calculation of carbohydrates and insulin doses etc…
Participants in the event were: children and young people with diabetes, family members and their relatives, various pharmaceutical firms, friends. Various media broadcasted this event.
Donor: Mr. Ilir Dizdar, ex – Student of “December” (the students movement that bought down communism in Albania).
The “World Diabetes Day 2013”
It was held on 14 November 2013. Activity was conducted at the site ”Mother Teresa“ and along the Boulevard ”Martyrs of the Nation“ and ”Skanderbeg Square“.
The purpose of this event was to inform, educate and raise awareness of children and young people with diabetes and society about the disease of the century.
They created a big circle, which is the symbol of diabetes worldwide (by youth and children) around Fountain at ”Mother Teresa” Square.
We distributed leaflets and sugar free drinks for participants.
Bike rides were organized from Mother Teresa” square” to “Skanderbeg” Square to sensitize children and young people and to make them know that having diabetes does not mean being limited from different activities.
Donor: Sanofi Aventis, Eco Bicycle, Contour TS, Novonordisk, Naph Albania, Red Bull.
The distribution of posters and leaflets:
It was held on August 22-25, 2013. It was prepared a poster format which showed the problems and shortcomings of drugs that are vital for people with diabetes. The posters were distributed in Tirana’s Hospitals, Health Centers and Polyclinics in the capital city. The purpose of this project was to raise the awareness of relevant institutions for the difficulties faced every day in the lives of people with diabetes, major shortages of medicines and medical supplies.
7,000 leaflets were prepared, which were distributed in some areas of the capital, Tirana: Kamez, Military Hospital, Train station, Hospital UHC, Brryli, Myslym Shyri, the Block, Artificial Lake.
Donor: Pharmaceutical firm “Sanofi Aventis”
We are also involved in a continuous effort for lobbying and advocating for the advancement of people with diabetes in the society and their rights in order to improve their situation mainly focused on health issues, education and employment. We are in continuous dialogue with the Social Insurance Institute, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Social issues etc.
We are also involved in a media advocacy campaign publishing article about diabetes and problems that are faced by children and youth with diabetes. We have published several articles and delivered interviews in mainstream media and social media.
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