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Jimma University and Seven Oaks Hospital’s Chronic Disease Innovation Center (CDIC) have discussed and agreed to collaborate

Mr. Mohamed Abazinab, the official representative of Seven Oaks Hospital’s Chronic Disease Innovation Center (CDIC) and the Canada Wellness Institute (CWI), meet with Jimma University for the purpose of advancing discussions with key stakeholders regarding potential chronic disease related projects in Ethiopia.
For the past five years, the Seven Oaks Hospital’s Chronic Disease Innovation Center (CDIC) has been partnering with healthcare providers in China to deliver CWI’s award winning community-based model for the prevention and treatment of chronic disease. Based on this experience the center has developed a scalable model that has been successfully adapted to the unique cultural needs China’s population. The Seven Oaks Hospital’s Chronic Disease Innovation Center (CDIC) prepared to expand the same project in Ethiopia.
During this visit Mohamed Abazinab discussed the areas of collaboration with Jimma University President Dr. Jemal Abafita and his team. 
The key components of CDIC’s optimized CKD management strategy and discussed for the collaboration include:
• Early and accurate case finding among appropriate at-risk groups.
• Risk-based patient management including lifestyle, dietary and pharmacologic interventions.
• Efficient and effective multidisciplinary care clinics that slow progression, reduce unplanned dialysis starts and enable and empower patients to transition optimally to home based therapies.
After the collaborative discussions with Jimma University, Mr. Abazinab has donated some books, a laptop computer and a Sumsung Galaxy tablet to two community schools in Jimma town.

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