The project was launched February 23 2017, read about the launch here
The programme will strengthen diabetes and hypertension care at the primary care level, raise awareness and improve health information management in Cabo del Gado, Sofala and Maputo provinces.
Programme objectives include training physicians, nurses and community health workers; rolling out a screening programme for diabetes and hypertension; establishing patient record systems and awareness raising and mobilisation at the community level.
This project intends to strengthen diabetes and hypertension care at primary level, raise awareness and improve health information management in three provinces through the following activities:
Capacity building based on training of physicians, nurses and community health agents, and on provision of basic equipment, following IDF and WHO-PEN model guidelines.
A paper-based and, where possible, electronic patient record system will be established and integrated with national level health information systems.
At community level, awareness raising and mobilisation are enabled through local health promotion activities and distribution of education materials as well as through radio and TV programmes.
- 81 primary health care units in 27 districts in three provinces provided capacity building
- 510 health professionals trained in health care for diabetes and hypertension
- 1 million people to be screened for diabetes and hypertension
- Estimated 350,000 new diabetes cases registered
- Estimated 75,000 new diabetes cases registered and provided with care
- Improved patient registration and health management information systems concerning diabetes and other NCDs
- Estimated 1.5 million people reached by awareness activities