This project builds on the successful completed project WDF11-654 (link to) which strengthened diabetes care in Assam. This new project aims to expand a state-wide diabetes prevention and care programme with emphasis on rural areas and will build directly on lessons learned, reinforcing earlier efforts.
Project activities include:
Expanding capacity building of primary and community level health services through training of community health workers, and strengthening a mobile based tele-medicine system.
Roll-out of awareness and prevention sessions and of screening camps. This will enhance the outreach of existing mobile units and secure expansion of patient support including peer education for people with diabetes and complications.
The referral system will be strengthened through monitoring and follow up of patients.
The implementation of a ‘Health Education Programme’ at educational institutions through training of students as peer educators aims to raise awareness and promote behavioural change.
Finally, a series of workshops, seminars and campaigns will ensure a continued involvement from local stakeholders.
- 450 staff from existing PSMRI Village Health Outreach Programme (mobile units) trained as Training of Trainers (ToTs)
- 4,000 community health workers (CHWs) at grass-root level trained
- 600,000 at-risk people reached through awareness activities
- 120,000 people screened and 60,000 referrals made
- 9,000 telemedicine consultations conducted for patients residing far from involved clinics
- 75,000 patients from existing patient database and from newly detected groups to become peer educators for newly detected patients
- 20,000 students educated in diabetes and prevention at 400 educational institutes, reaching 100,000 households and 500,000 people
- 15 advocacy events arranged
- Structured monitoring system in place