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Improving diabetes health care delivery WDF06-173

Improving diabetes health care delivery WDF06-173

WDF06-173
The project seeks to improve the capacity of preventing, detecting and treating diabetes in Indonesia.

Objectives & approach

In recent years, the prevalence of diabetes and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs) has increased in Indonesia, and today the country is among the top five countries in the world with regards to number of people with diabetes.

With improvements in socioeconomic conditions, a rising life expectancy and changes in lifestyle, the prevalence of diabetes is expected to increase even further during the next decades. In recognition of the increasing incidence of NCDs, the Ministry of Health in Indonesia has developed a national policy and strategy for prevention and control of NCDs.

The present project seeks to improve diabetes care in Indonesia through a holistic approach that targets all three levels of the health care system.

Objective
The project seeks to improve the capacity of preventing, detecting and treating diabetes in Indonesia.

Approach
The Indonesian Society of Endocrinology (PERKENI) will carry out the project in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Indonesia. The aim of the project is to improve diabetes care delivery by training health care staff in diabetes education and management in six districts of Indonesia.

Initially, existing training materials will be reviewed and modified in accordance with the current situation in the area.
Internists working at district hospitals and general practitioners working at primary health care centres will be trained in diabetes management. The training aims at increasing the knowledge and clinical skills of the participants.

Moreover, health care providers will be trained in diabetes education. The training will enable the participants to give proper education to people with diabetes and their families.
Throughout the project period meetings will be held between local health authorities and representatives from primary health care centres and district hospitals in order to improve the referral system in the area of diabetes.

Expected Results 
•    120 internists trained in advanced diabetes management
•    300 general practitioners trained in primary diabetes care
•    800 community nurses and health care providers trained in diabetes education

Project information

Project nr.: 
WDF06-173
Project Status: 
Completed
Interventions and focus areas: 
Primary focus area: 
Region: 
Western Pacific
Country: 
Indonesia
Partners: 
Indonesian Society of Endocrinology (PERKENI)
Project responsible: 
Sidartawan Soegondo
Project period: 
2006 to 2008
Project budget: 
USD 462.091
WDF contribution: 
USD 405.156,74

Expected Results 
•    120 internists trained in advanced diabetes management
•    300 general practitioners trained in primary diabetes care
•    800 community nurses and health care providers trained in diabetes education