The Centre’s Outreach activities are always preceded with Advocacy Visits to the kings, Community Heads and Leaders of towns and Communities to be visited for advanced notification and mobilization in readiness for the programs. Click to see photos
Celebrating the 2005 WDD, the Centre in collaboration with the Ogun State Branch of Diabetes Association of Nigeria, undertook its first Diabetes and Hypertension Screening Exercise in Isara. The exercise was supported by His Royal Highness, the Odemo of Isara, Oba Adebayo Onadeko and his wife, Olori Modupe a retired Matron of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba. Both of them addressed the community and presented themselves for screening. This encouraged free screening of participants.
In 2009, the Centre initiated its annual Outreach Program in its attempt to create diabetes awareness amongst the people of the State. This was kicked off at Shagamu with an intensive free screening for diabetes and hypertension in market places. The exercise was undertaken by personnel of the Ogun State Chapter of the Diabetes Association of Nigeria and Medical students of Olabisi Onabanjo University TeachingHospital, Shagamu.
In 2010, the Centre’s Outreach efforts were enhanced with theairing of Diabetes Educational radio jingles in Yoruba (the State’s local language), and the distribution of Diabetes Educational leaflets in the Local Government Areas of the State.
The Center’s awareness activities continue periodically at markets across the State and its hamlets to sensitize and screen willing participants for Diabetes and Hypertension. Those diagnosed with diabetes or hypertension are referred to their neighborhood nearest primary healthcare facility for immediate attention. Equally too, they are welcome at the Centre if it is convenient for them. For instance, during its 2015 Outreach activities in 6 towns / Communities within Remo North, Ikenne Local Government and Ijebu North Local Government Areas of the State, 205 individuals were screened for Diabetes and Hypertension. Among thosescreened 50 were referred to Talabi Diabetes Centre for further care.