27. Dec 2021

WDF funds five new projects in the second half of 2021

WDF funds five new projects in the second half of 2021

Gwendolyn Carleton
The projects address primary prevention, maternal health, diabetes and tuberculosis – and a new partnership with WHO/ Europe in central Asia.
A school-based nutrition project in South Africa is among the new initiatives supported by WDF. Photo by Jesper Westley

In the second half of 2021, WDF supported projects that will build capacity and improve care within hyperglycaemia in pregnancy, TB-diabetes comorbidity, and rural populations. A school-based project in South Africa will work to prevent diabetes by educating children and their teachers and improving their lunches. Another new project takes learnings from past efforts to a new, regional level with the help of an important new partner, WHO/ Europe.

The projects reflect WDF’s new strategy, with its increased focus on diabetes care at the primary level and primary prevention targeting pregnant women and children. They also reflect the Foundation’s transition toward fewer but larger scale projects.

New projects signed in the second half of 2021


WDF21-1813 Mainstreaming Quality GDM Care in the Indian Public Health System in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra


WDF20-1782 Addressing TB-Diabetes comorbidity in Mozambique

South Africa

WDF21-1807 Slow Plate - Knowledge of and Access to Healthy School Meals

Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan

WDF21-1803 Improving access for the prevention and control of NCD in Primary Care in Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan


WDF20-1779 Improving access and quality of diabetes care in rural Zimbabwe