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Diabetes education & prevention WDF05-136

Diabetes education & prevention WDF05-136

WDF05-136
This project improved prevention and management of diabetes by raising public awareness and training health workers in two rural areas of Indonesia.

Objectives & approach

In some areas of the developing world, even the most basic knowledge of diabetes is lacking. Without appropriate knowledge of the risk factors and complications related to diabetes, the detection rate and management of diabetes will be far from optimal.

Kediri City and Kediri Regency are two rural areas of Indonesia. The public awareness on diabetes in these areas is very low, and as a consequence late diagnosis and inappropriate control of the disease is common.

The present project seeks to address this situation by raising awareness about diabetes within the population as well as providing the health care personnel with the necessary skills to meet the increasing need for diabetes care.

Objective
The aim of the project is to improve prevention and management of diabetes by raising public awareness and training health workers in two rural areas of Indonesia.

Approach
The project has two main components; awareness raising and improving care.

Social workers in all districts of the target areas will be trained in diabetes education. Two-days training sessions will provide the participants with the necessary skills to educate diabetes patients and spread information on diabetes risk factors and complications to the community.

As part of the awareness raising activities, a number of outreach workers will be sent directly to target villages to communicate information about diabetes to people living in remote areas.

Furthermore, information posts will be established and Education and Communication (IEC) materials such as leaflets, posters and banners on diabetes will be distributed to the community.

In order to improve diabetes care, health care staff from public health centres, clinics and hospitals in the target areas will be trained. The training includes issues reaching from diabetes education and prevention to proper management of diabetes and treatment of complications.

In addition to the training of health care staff, the project seeks to improve the referral system by collaborating with hospitals and clinics as regards patients with more complicated diabetes.

Finally, data collected in the first and the last phase of the project period will provide a basis for evaluating the impact of the intervention. The methods to be used in this process will include questionnaires, focus group discussions and in-depth interviews.

Expected Results 
•    1,560 social workers trained in providing diabetes education to people with diabetes and to the local communities
•    210 health workers trained in prevention, detection and treatment of diabetes
•    26 information posts established in every district of the two target areas

Project information

Project nr.: 
WDF05-136
Project Status: 
Completed
Interventions and focus areas: 
Primary focus area: 
Region: 
Western Pacific
Country: 
Indonesia
Partners: 
Yayasan Peduli Sesama
Project responsible: 
Miro Judin Fero
Project period: 
2005 to 2008
Project budget: 
USD 151.310
WDF contribution: 
USD 135.105

Expected Results 
•    1,560 social workers trained in providing diabetes education to people with diabetes and to the local communities
•    210 health workers trained in prevention, detection and treatment of diabetes
•    26 information posts established in every district of the two target areas