Cognizant of the need to contribute in the positive terms and to save humanity from the havoc hazards of Diabetes and Liver Diseases, I along with my colleagues, established the Alliance for Diabetes and Liver Diseases Islamabad (ADLDI) to represent the interests of the growing numb er of people with Diabetes and Liver Diseases and those at risk of developing these diseases Our mission is to provide collaborative services including not only advice by the consultant diabetologist/endocrinologist, Hepatologist , nutritionists and diabetes educator but also prompt laboratory support services.
Within a relatively short period of six months, the ADLDI has become a symbol of an institution making concrete contributions towards the prevention, care and cure of diabetes and liver diseases through its free medical camps in communities and at head office weekly. We are supported in our efforts by a community-based network of volunteers, members, employees, healthcare professionals, researchers and partners. ADLDI is operating at the micro level but with mega objectives.
While some emergency operating support and capital funding may be necessary in 2015, we will target our grants toward the greatest needs, including those within our initiative areas: improving public awareness, care and cure of d iabetes and liver diseases. We also will seek to strengthen the capacity of the nonprofit sector, support efforts to reduce diabetes and liver diseases, and fund projects that address the importanc e of diabetes care and cure.
To address these issues, we will continue to partner with our Alliance colleagues and stay engaged with policy makers. While we realize that philanthropy alone cannot fill the gaps created by reductions in funding, we are hopeful that together, we can find creative solutions to improve the lives affected by Diabetes and Liver Diseases.
The sincere efforts made by the patriotic pharmacists, colleagues, well-wishers and but not least the dedicated staff of ADLDI, in helping me with this noble cause deserves gratitude and I wish them every success.
Dr. Saleem Qureshi