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Saving lives and limbs: Mauritius’ first systematic Peripheral Arterial Disease screening programme for people with Diabetes

Mauritius has the world’s 2nd highest Diabetes fatality rate. Lewis’ expertise in the early identification of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) led to her appointment to establish a national Diabetic foot screening programme in Mauritius that resulted in the training of 78 nurses across 149 centres and 239,888 screenings between 2016 and 2019. These PAD screenings will contribute to saving at least 2,144 lives by 2029 and led to the Trinidad government requesting a similar programme.

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