Indonesia has the seventh largest number of diabetic patients worldwide. Diabetes affects more than 9.1 million people (there’s a 5.8% prevalence among people 20-79 years of age). Another 12.6 million have pre-diabetes.
The Indonesian Ministry of Health (MoH), in collaboration with the World Diabetes Foundation (WDF) and other partners, has implemented many programmes to address diabetes in Indonesia. However, diabetes remains a challenge with devastating effects on the development of the Indonesian health system and economy.
Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) is the largest Muslim organizations in Indonesia and has together with the MoH contributed to health efforts in Indonesia, including diabetes care.
To build capacity of primary health care facilities and communities within diabetes care and prevention in five districts of Indonesia.
People in low income areas of Indonesia have difficulties in getting access to diabetes care. A majority of the population is unaware of how to prevent and treat diabetes, which is having a significant impact to the general population. Improving awareness and empowering people with simple tools to avoid risk factors is expected to have a great impact and reduce the burden and consequences of diabetes.
The project aims to improve the general health status among the people with diabetes, as well as those at risk, by increasing diabetes awareness and ensuring that people with diabetes receive appropriate and regular treatment.
• 30 HCP trained, representing 10 LKNU primary health clinics;
• 3,600 people screened for diabetes and an expected 1,300 counselling sessions undertaken.
• 120 community health workers trained;
• An estimated 24,000 people reached and screened by community health workers;
• more than 1,600 people diagnosed with diabetes, of which at least 50% will attend targeted LKNU clinics.
• 40 religious leaders and 50 journalists sensitised on diabetes; more than one million people reached through media campaigns and approximately 60,000 people and 2,000 students reached through awareness activities.
• Baseline and end line KAP survey conducted at 10 targeted clinics.