Projects

Diabetic clinics for Syrian refugees, 17-1468

WDF17-1468
Building on IDF-MENA ‘Help Syrian Diabetic Refugees’ programme to expand diabetes care for Syrian refugees
Objectives
To strengthen access to preventive services and care for diabetes for Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
 
Approach
Strengthening diabetes care delivery at health facilities (managed by local NGOs) attended by Syrian refugees through provision of equipment, training of HCPs, and derived improvement of screening and care services; health facilities will be selected based on proximity to refugee camps; project staff / HCPs trained in diabetes care will be selected among Syrian refugees with a health care background
 
Rollout of diabetes screening and education programme incl. healthy lifestyle curriculum through workshops and individual consultations by volunteers (also selected among Syrian refugees); training to be based on existing WDF-supported UNRWA material; volunteer outreach to sensitise refugee communities  
 
Rollout of awareness raising for refugee / health organisations through a website for refugees living with diabetes (also to serve as advocacy tool for resource mobilisation) 
 
Establishment of a working group for diabetes in humanitarian crisis situations (including WHO EMRO, UNHCR, UNRWA, MAPS, and IDF-MENA); WDF is invited to participate
 
Development of data collection system at health facilities to improve patient registries; incl. comprehensive monthly clinical reviews of registered patients (HbA1C, BMI, blood pressure, complications, etc.)
 
Expected results
9 health facilities across Lebanon within proximity of refugee camps providing improved care delivery, with a potential catchment population of up to 100,000 Syrian refugees with diabetes
30 HCPs (recruited among refugees) trained in diabetes care and prevention
18,000 refugees screened for diabetes
4,000 Syrian refugees with diabetes receiving free access to care, educated in healthy lifestyle and registered in new data collection system  
8 volunteers (recruited among refugees) trained and 10,000 refugee community members reached through awareness activities
 

Project information

Project nr.: 
WDF17-1468
Project Status: 
Ongoing
Interventions and focus areas: 
Primary focus area: 
Region: 
Middle East and North Africa
Country: 
Lebanon
Partners: 
IDF-MENA
Lebanese Diabetes Society
Ministry of Health, Lebanon
Project responsible: 
Dr Nizar Albache
Project period: 
2018 to 2019
Project budget: 
USD 635,783
WDF contribution: 
USD 174,156
Expected results
  • 9 health facilities across Lebanon within proximity of refugee camps providing improved care delivery, with a potential catchment population of up to 100,000 Syrian refugees with diabetes
  • 30 HCPs (recruited among refugees) trained in diabetes care and prevention
  • 18,000 refugees screened for diabetes
  • 4,000 Syrian refugees with diabetes receiving free access to care, educated in healthy lifestyle and registered in new data collection system 
  •  8 volunteers (recruited among refugees) trained and 10,000 refugee community members reached through awareness activities