WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
ASOMUNDI – World Diabetics Association is an organization that brings together all people with diabetes of all the world. It is completely detached from any profit, political and religious ideology. Asomundi, based in Barcelona, (www.asomundi.org), main purpose is to support and advocacy people with diabetes. Also will help boost research, promote quality of healthcare and promote awareness of the rest of society in the problems affecting these people and their environment.
People with diabetes living in Venezuela, have filed multiple complains about the difficulty in getting medicines and supplies necessary for management and diabetes control. As World Health Organization says “new report calls upon governments to ensure that people are able to make healthy choices and that health systems are able to diagnose, treat and care for people with diabetes”. You know this supplies and medicines are a vital necessity for diabetes control, to have an optimal quality of life and prevent complications, besides is being violated the inalienable right to health, and thereby violating too the organization premise and international agreements.
This year WHO has selected Diabetes as the principal theme for this World Health Day as a problem to be overcome requesting measures to prevent, diagnose and treat and in this case does not cover even the basic needs of insulin. INSULIN IS LIFE WITHOUT INSULIN people die.
That is why, in the most respectful and firm way, we are writing you to request examine the situation of diabetes care in Venezuela and how it can be possible to ensure supply and/or sale these medicines and supplies in this country.
We know WHO may be the great help Venezuela needs and, therefore we will be looking forward to your kind reply. We appreciate your attention to this solicitude.
SALVADOR PALOMO TORRES
President - Founder