By Omolara Akintoye
The Society of Lifestyle Medicine of Nigeria (SOLONg) and other stakeholders have tasked the federal government and other stakeholders to develop a national diabetes prevention programme.
The group also enjoined the Ministry of Labour to lend a voice to the global movement in Lifestyle Medicine to observe a “Healthy Lifestyle Day” every year to raise awareness of healthy living as emphasised in the core pillars of lifestyle medicine across the country.
They made this call at the end of the 2nd Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference of the Society of Lifestyle Medicine of Nigeria held in Abuja recently.
A communique issued after the conference and made available said the Society of Lifestyle Medicine of Nigeria should reach out to all stakeholders including the Federal Ministry of Health, to develop a national diabetes prevention programme.
It also declared that SOLONg should seek and maintain on-going collaborations with other stakeholders…