Projects

Women’s awareness initiative on prevention of diabetes and its risks, WDF17-1526

WDF17-1526
Raising diabetes awareness for newly married women in ten urban slum areas of Delhi.

Objectives

Raising diabetes awareness and enhancing preventive measures for newly married women and for women at risk of diabetes in ten urban slum areas of Delhi and improving access to diabetes care for these women.

Approach

This project builds on the structures and community ownership built up through a previous project, WDF14-911.

The project will educate groups of women regarding nutrition, overweight, obesity, physical activity, T2DM/GDM and its risks. In the preparatory phase, a KAP survey will be conducted and women to be targeted (newly married women, women at risk of diabetes and women with diabetes or prediabetes) identified in the ten targeted urban slum areas where WDF14-911 was implemented.  Regular awareness-raising sessions for selected women will be conducted as well as screening camps.

The project is innovative in its approach as it targets mother-in-law/daughter-in-law pairs for prevention. In this cultural setting, these pairs traditionally share the kitchen and have a big influence on the nutrition of the entire family. Women with diabetes who are detected in the screening camps will be referred to trained doctors in the target areas. Community Health Workers will also be trained to work as change agents to ensure sustainability of the intervention.

Expected results

  • 9,600-10,000 women screened for diabetes risks (anthropometric measures, random blood sugar screening).
  • 9,600 women in pairs (mother-in-law / daughter-in-law pairs) provided with 12 training sessions on HIP, diabetes, obesity/overweight and nutrition (120 half day sessions over 18 months) and reached with bi-monthly awareness SMSs.
  • 120 health and screening camps conducted in 10 urban slum areas with an estimated population of 221,000.
  • 450 CHWs trained in diabetes and HIP prevention, screening and care.
  • 50 doctors provided with training in diabetes and HIP prevention, screening, management and referral.

Project information

Project nr.: 
WDF17-1526
Project Status: 
Ongoing
Primary focus area: 
Region: 
South East Asia
Address of head office: 
Delhi
India
Partners: 
National Diabetes, Obesity and Cholesterol Foundation
Project responsible: 
Dr. Hema S. Gopalan
Project start date: 
2018 to 2021
Project budget: 
USD 318,917
WDF contribution: 
USD 200,000

Expected results

  • 9,600-10,000 women screened for diabetes risks
  • 9,600 women in mother-in-law / daughter-in-law pairs provided with 12 training sessions and reached with bi-monthly awareness SMSs.
  • 120 health and screening camps conducted in 10 urban slum areas with an estimated population of 221,000.
  • 450 CHWs trained in diabetes and HIP prevention, screening and care.
  • 50 doctors provided with training in diabetes and HIP prevention, screening, management and referral.