Project HOPE’s signature program in South Africa – The HOPE Centre – is focused on educating local communities about chronic diseases (in particular diabetes and hypertension) through screening, education and the provision of clinical services for the treatment and management of the diseases and support through peer education programs.
South Africa is one of the 32 countries of the International Diabetes Federation, African region. 415 million people have diabetes in the world and more than 14 million people in the Africa Region; by 2040 this figure will more than double. There were 2.28 million cases of diabetes in South Africa in 2015.
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