BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO
WORLD Health Organisation (WHO) office in Solomon Islands has donated four haemoglobin A1c machines to the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS).
This provided equipment is to show WHO’s appreciation for the great work of the MHMS and to symbolise the importance of their partnership.
Kirsten Frandsen, WHO representative, said the machine will provide life-saving information to health workers so they can better treat and manage people with diabetes.
She said without that information it can be hard to develop the right treatment.
Kirsten adds, the equipment is important because it provides important clues to doctors and the nurses what type of medication to give diabetic patients, how much medication to get, and how advanced and serious the diabetes is.