Capacity development for combating NCDs in Rohingya population, WDF18-1579

Strengthening the capacity of the existing health care providers, and creating awareness among Rohingya about prevention and management of NCDs with a focus on women’s health.

Objectives

To strengthen the capacity of the existing health care providers (Primary level: at the camp; secondary and tertiary level: at the respective premises).

To identify local-and Rohingya volunteers for community mobilization in terms of identifcation and prevention of major NCDs among the Rohingya population.

To sensitize the stakeholders, opinion leaders and policy makers through advocacy campaigns regarding major NCD prevention and management during crisis period.

To equip selected organizations assisting in the screening of the Rohingya population for major NCDs and in particular screen all pregnant women for hyperglycaemia in pregnancy.

To develop educational materials for creating awareness among the Rohingya population regarding NCD risk factors and its prevention.

To develop a referral system for proper management of diabetes, hyperglycaemia in pregnancy and cardiovascular disease.

 

Approach

This project will be implemented through

  • Training of human resources (educational and hands-on training)
  • Supply of the NCD screening tools
  • Adaptation of guidelines, development of training manuals and promotional materials
  • Selection of local and Rohingya volunteers and orientation
  • Advocacy meetings to sensitize the opinion leaders and policy makers regarding prevetion and management of major NCDs during crisis period and avaliability of treatment facilities including medicines
  • Equipping existing organizations for screening of major NCDs
  • Referring clients identified as hypertensive, diabetic, malnourished (overweight/underweight) to the next chain of referral centre
  • Conducting awareness campaigns through distribution of posters and booklets among Rohingya populations with the help of local, Rohingya volunteers regarding NCD risk factors and its prevention

 

Expected results

  • 450 health care providers will be trained for identification, management and prevention of NCDs
  • 100 local and Rohingya volunteers will be trained for identification, prevention of major NCDs of Rohingya populations
  • An estimated 64,000 adult Rohingyas of 30 years and above screened for diabetes and also for hypertension; nutritional assessment by measuring height, weight and calculating BMI
  • An estimated 9,600 of the adult Rohingya populations with positive screening for type 2 diabetes will be tested for confirmation by OGTT
  • All pregnant women (an estimated 49,000 pregnant women) will be screened for hyperglycaemia in pregnancy
  • 200 stakeholders of different organizations, policy makers and opinionleaders will be aware about NCDs and GDM
  • 20,000 posters, 50,000 leaflets/booklets will be distributed to create awareness about NCD risk factors and its prevention
  • 160 glucometers and 160 BP machines, 160 weight and height scales, 160 measuring tapes and other consumables will be distributed
  • 1200 antidiabetic and antihypertensive emergency lifesaving medicine will be supplied for 2 years to the organization managing NCD crisis

 

Project information

Project impact

Expected results

  • 450 health care providers will be trained for identification, management and prevention of NCDs
  • 100 local and Rohingya volunteers will be trained for identification, prevention of major NCDs of Rohingya populations
  • An estimated 64,000 adult Rohingyas of 30 years and above screened for diabetes and also for hypertension; nutritional assessment by measuring height, weight and calculating BMI
  • An estimated 9,600 of the adult Rohingya populations with positive screening for type 2 diabetes will be tested for confirmation by OGTT
  • All pregnant women (an estimated 49,000 pregnant women) will be screened for hyperglycaemia in pregnancy

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