Turkmenistan celebrates World Health Day 2016
On 7 April 2016, Turkmenistan joined the international community to mark World Health Day 2016 and raise awareness about diabetes. The WHO Country Office supported the Government of Turkmenistan in organizing various activities for people across the country, including free blood pressure tests, blood glucose level tests and medical consultations at public hospitals. The aim of these activities was to increase knowledge and awareness about diabetes, and to offer a way for people to check their health and better understand their risk of getting the disease.
The WHO Country Office also supported the Ministry of Health of Turkmenistan in organizing a conference devoted to the actions taken by the Government to reduce premature death caused by diabetes.