About Dr. Colin Pfaff
A South Africa-trained physician, Dr. Pfaff has been involved in caring for HIV+ adolescents and other patients for over 20 years. He sees many parallels between treating HIV and chronic diseases including diabetes and hypertension, and is embarking on the challenging 760km bike ride across parts of 3 African nations that are among the hardest hit by NCDs – Malawi, Mozambique and Kenya.
“My desire is that we take the lessons we have learned from HIV care in Africa and apply them to help children and adults that are struggling to manage diabetes and other chronic conditions. Through Ride for Health, I hope to focus attention on how quickly rates of NCDs are increasing across Africa, and what needs to be done to slow down this growing epidemic.”