From left are: Secretary and President elect of the Rotary Club of St. Maarten Dimple Sagre; WIMA representative Dr. Carla van Dam, visiting endocrinologist from the Netherlands Dr. Nelleke “Nel” Geelhoed-Duijvestein; WIMA representative Dr. Hidde Deketh; Executive Head NAGICO Medical Division Christopher Hunte; NAGICO Medical Department representative Ellen Benjamin and Rotary Club of St. Maarten President Sherrylle Horsford.
~ Free session for public today ~
PHILIPSBURG–The public and medical professionals will be apprised of the latest information on diabetes at a public meeting and conference coordinated by the Windward Islands Medical Association (WIMA) in conjunction with the Rotary Club of St. Maarten and Platinum sponsor NAGICO Insurances.
The conference for medical professionals on the state of diabetes treatment and care in St. Maarten will be held at the Belair Community Center from October 11 to 12. The conference is expected to be attended by more than 100 medical professionals from around the region and five international experts on diabetes.
A free public meeting on diabetes will precede the medical conference at the Belair Community Center, this evening, October 10, at 6:45. “All members of our community are encouraged to attend this informative and free public session.
“There will be presentations from experts in the field of diabetes care, along with foot care and diet experts. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask the professionals direct questions about diabetes and ways to reduce risks of getting the disease,” President of the Rotary Club of St. Maarten Sherrylle Horsford said. “We are thankful for our partnership with NAGICO. NAGICO’s role as our Platinum sponsor truly makes this event possible and for that we are grateful,” she added.
Visiting endocrinologist from the Netherlands who specializes in diabetes care, Dr. Nelleke “Nel” Geelhoed-Duijvestein said diabetes is an increasing problem in the Caribbean and is living up to its name as the silent killer. “So, we need to do all we can to create awareness, to help prevent, treat and advise families how to take care of loved ones suffering from diabetes,” he said.
“As medical insurance providers, we see first-hand how dangerous diabetes can be, not only in the way this illness attacks the body, but also the additional illnesses it can cause as a ripple effect and at NAGICO, we believe that education is one of the best ways to encourage healthy living. It is our pleasure to support the Rotary Club of St. Maarten and the WIMA with this year’s initiative for the fourth year in a row,” said Executive Head of the Medical Division NAGICO Group of Companies Christopher Hunte.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/91627-wima-partners-with-rotary-nagico-for-diabetes-conf