Benjamin Musau doesn’t want people living with diabetes in his village in Kenya to suffer like he did after being diagnosed with the disease more than 30 years ago. At times, he had to seek medical care more than three hours away due to capacity limitations at his local clinic. Medication was rarely affordable. Three years ago, his foot was amputated because of diabetes complications. Today, however, he is hopeful.
Quality healthcare is being delivered to patients in his village because of a landmark public-private partnership between Medtronic LABS and the Kenyan government. “The Medtronic LABS’ community health workers and peer educators now help monitor our conditions in our village and even in our homes,” Benjamin said. “This is very encouraging as it allows us to live confidently knowing we have community doctors who are supporting us in the care management.”