Improving Diabetes Care in French-Speaking Africa

e-diabete is an educational programme, developed by the Université Numérique Francophone Mondiale (UNFM) (World French-speaking Digital University), in collaboration with the RAFT Network and sanofi-aventis to improve diabetes care in French-speaking Africa.


An innovative approach to improve diabetes care in Africa, e-diabete is an educational program, developed by the Universite Numerique Francophone Mondiale (World French-speaking Digital University) (UNFM), with the support of Senghor university and in collaboration with the RAFT Network and Sanofi.

Using low-speed internet, more than 1,500 healthcare professionals are connecting to monthly teleconferences to improve their knowledge about diabetes and be more prepared to treat people with diabetes.

Since 2009, the UNFM has worked in close partnership with the RAFT Network, Sanofi, and Senghor University (Egypt), to support the development of this unique interactive program.

The second Thursday of each month, HCPs attend educational teleconferences to interact directly and exchange experiences with the teachers, who are local and international diabetes experts.

Participation in the teleconferences is increasingly extending to include not only diabetologists but also internists, nurses, cardiologists, surgeons and others HCPs, so that all healthcare professionals are aligned when administering the primary care to the diabetic patients, in order to improve early diagnosis of diabetes and reduce risks of associated complications (e.g. amputations) and premature death.


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LocationNorth Africa and Middle East, Uganda, Togo, Tanzania, Senegal, Rwanda, Nigeria, Niger, Mauritania, Mali, Madagascar, Kenya, Guinea, Ghana, Gabon, Ethiopia, Egypt, Cote d Ivoire
  • Start Date 2009