Projects

Action for diabetes in Kenya, WDF15-1267

WDF15-1267
Promoting diabetes prevention and care in Kenya through joint efforts of CHAK and KCCB
Objectives
The project seeks to promote diabetes prevention and care in seven counties in Kenya 
 
Approach
CHAK and KCCB have more than 800 health care facilities in Kenya, which offer both community based promotive / preventive health services and a wide range of facility based health care services. 
 
This project aims to further strengthen CHAK and KCCB health care facilities in seven counties to deliver diabetes care, including provision of regular follow up using HbA1c; patients will be encouraged to join psychosocial groups (PSSG) to improve adherence to treatment and compliance to lifestyle modifications.
 
In addition, the project activities will help build linkages with the community systems to support community awareness and education in order to promote early diagnosis, care and treatment of diabetes with greater involvement of the diabetic clients themselves for better control of their blood sugars.
 
Expected results
- Improved diabetes care established at 75 CHAK and KCCB health care facilities in targeted counties incl. through training of 370 DPEs, 350 CHWs and 420 HCP (doctors, nurses and laboratory technologists).
- 250 religious leaders and 50 hospitals administrators sensitised to support and advocate for diabetes.
- 200,000 people screened for diabetes at health care facilities and communities and 15,000 treated.
- 500,000 people reached through awareness activities.
- Patient registries and reporting tools rolled out in the seven target areas with provision of training of 100 data officers.
 

Project information

Project nr.: 
WDF15-1267
Project Status: 
Ongoing
Interventions and focus areas: 
Primary focus area: 
Region: 
Africa
Address of head office: 
Kenya
Partners: 
Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK)
Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB)
Project responsible: 
Dr Cyprian Kamau (CHAK) & Ms. Jacinta Kathamu Mutegi (KCCB)
Project start date: 
2017 to 2020
Project budget: 
USD 279,099
WDF contribution: 
USD 249,024
Expected results
- Improved diabetes care established at 75 CHAK and KCCB health care facilities in targeted counties incl. through training of 370 DPEs, 350 CHWs and 420 HCP (doctors, nurses and laboratory technologists).
- 250 religious leaders and 50 hospitals administrators sensitised to support and advocate for diabetes.
- 200,000 people screened for diabetes at health care facilities and communities and 15,000 treated.
- 500,000 people reached through awareness activities.
- Patient registries and reporting tools rolled out in the seven target areas with provision of training of 100 data officers.