10. Jul 2020

WDF funds 15 new projects in the first half of 2020

Gwendolyn Carleton
Projects signed thus far focus on Francophone Africa and COVID-19, as well as diabetes prevention and integrated care.
Staff and a patient in a clinic strengthened by WDF16-1375 in Sierra Leone. Two new WDF projects in the country were signed in the first half of 2020.

WDF funded a total of 15 new projects in Africa, the Middle East and Asia in the first half of 2020. 

Three new projects in West Africa and Comoros are part of a new WDF collaboration with the French Development Agency that will consolidate national responses to diabetes care and prevention. Two more, in Jordan and Tanzania, address the COVID-19 pandemic in humanitarian and low-income settings.

The remaining projects offer innovative approaches to diabetes prevention, integrated care, and care of diabetes complications in selected settings around the world.  

New projects signed in the first six months of 2020

Bolivia

WDF19-1730

Prevención y control de diabetes en las poblaciones indigenas de Bolivia, Guatemala y Nicaragua

Burkina Faso

WDF19-1734

Strengthen diabetes care and prevention in Burkina Faso

Comoros

WDF19-1735

Strengthen diabetes care and prevention in the Comoros

Jordan

WDF19-1732

Integrated NCD-humanitarian response – Jordan

Jordan

WDF20-1770

COVID-19 pandemic in humanitarian settings: Response preparedness and interventions

Mali

WDF19-1736

Strengthen diabetes care and prevention in Mali

Nepal

WDF19-1706

Creating district-wide behavioural change by school-based approach, Nepal

Pakistan

WDF19-1694

Integrated diabetes care at health centres in 10 Punjab districts, Pakistan

Peru

WDF18-1653

Expanding integrated DR care in Northern Peru

Sierra Leone

WDF19-1698

Integrating gestational diabetes services in antenatal care in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone

WDF18-1611

Integrating diabetes and hypertension management into Sierra Leone health systems

South Africa

WDF18-1591

A Western Cape model of district-led DR care, South Africa

Swaziland

WDF19-1712

Improving Diabetic quality care through strengthening Retinopathy and Foot screening, Swaziland

Tanzania

WDF20-1771

COVID-19 pandemic in low-income settings: Response preparedness and interventions

Tanzania

WDF19-1680

Tanzania National NCD Programme - Phase II