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Diabetes Prevention through Religious Leaders in Bangladesh, WDF17-1552

WDF17-1552
A project to build community awareness on healthy lifestyle for the prevention and care of diabetes and other NCDs through involvement of religious leaders (Imams) in Bangladesh.

Objectives

To organize training on healthy lifestyle for prevention and care of diabetes and other NCDs for religious leaders (Imams) in Bangladesh and introduce diabetes corners in religious centres (Mosques) while improving community awareness for prevention and care of diabetes and other NCDs through religious leaders.

Approach

This project will be implemented in a joint partnership between the Diabetic Association of Bangladesh (BADAS), the Islamic Foundation, and the Ministry of Religious Affairs. The project will organise training programs for 100 religious leaders (Imams) and establish 100 diabetes counselling corners in Mosques in Dhaka division that can act as a bridge between people at risk of or diagnosed with diabetes and appropriate diabetes health care services. It will also seek to educate and create community awareness concerning diabetes and other NCDs in and around Dhaka.

Expected results

  • 100 religious leaders (Imam) receive intensive training on healthy lifestyle for the prevention and care of diabetes and other NCDs
  • 100 diabetes corners established in 100 Mosques in Dhaka division
  • 50,000 people receive screening and education services from these corners
  • 5 million general people receive information on healthy lifestyle for the prevention and care of diabetes and other NCDs through religious leaders (Imams)
  • Education toolkits including booklets, leaflets, posters and training manuals developed
  • 6 television and 6 radio talk shows arranged for improving community awareness
  • Website and mobile help-line for improving awareness and patient’s compliance developed
  • Documentary film developed for community awareness
  • Mobile network established between Imams and Project office of BADAS for information sharing and data collection
  • 200 Medical and Nursing students of 3 Medical Colleges and 2 Nursing Colleges of BADAS participate in 2 advocacy meetings during project periods

 

Project information

Project nr.: 
WDF17-1552
Project Status: 
Ongoing
Interventions and focus areas: 
Primary focus area: 
Region: 
South East Asia
Address of head office: 
Bangladesh
Partners: 
Diabetes Association of Bangladesh
Project responsible: 
Prof. A K Azad Khan
Project start date: 
2018 to 2020
Project budget: 
USD 364,486
WDF contribution: 
USD 300,000

Expected results

  • 100 religious leaders (Imam) receive intensive training on prevention and care of diabetes and other NCDs
  • 100 diabetes corners established in 100 Mosques in Dhaka division
  • 50,000 people receive screening and education services from these corners
  • 5 million general people receive information on prevention and care of diabetes and other NCDs
  • Education toolkits including booklets, leaflets, posters and training manuals developed
  • + more