Two weeks ago, The Belize Foundation team visited Belize to work on multiple projects. One of our major projects is understanding the prevalence of diabetes in Belize, which is the #1 cause of death in the country. Through our trip, we found that local communities do not have sufficient information, technology, or support to combat the disease and raise awareness. In honor of World Diabetes Day on November 14, we have launched a fundraiser to support a youth organization, the Youth Wellness Ambassadors, that is actively working to spread knowledge and promote ways to effectively manage the “silent killer.” Find out more on the Fundraising Page, and donate or share what you can. Help us fight diabetes and give the gift of health to Belizeans this holiday season!
For more information on diabetes in Belize, review this report on the statistics, challenges, and opportunities for improvement.