Projects

Group-based diabetes prevention and treatment, WDF15-963

WDF15-963
Through grassroot initiatives, diabetes care and prevention will be strengthened at village level in low resource areas of Nicaragua.

Objectives 


Improving access to diabetes care and primary prevention for participants of a group-based programme for treatment and prevention of type 2-diabetes, in southern Nicaragua.


 

 

Approach


The project will establish four new intervention sites, in addition to nine existing sites from a previous project, at four villages in the area through identification and training of community health workers who are local residents. 

Education and health promotion material as well as basic diagnostic/screening equipment and consumables will be provided to the trained CHWs. Small ‘clinic sites’ will be established in each of the targeted villages.


Finally, a house-to-house survey and screening will be implemented in each targeted village and ‘group education sessions’ will be rolled out for people detected with diabetes. 


All recorded data is registered with local MoH and regular controls including HbA1c conducted. Complicated cases will be referred to MoH clinics.


 

 

Expected results

  •     CHWs trained at each of the four targeted villages, and new clinic sites established
  •     Surveys conducted targeting all village residents, approx. 3,000
  •     Diabetes detected in at least 300 new people, who are then provided improved care and education
  •     Detailed patient records kept and aligned with local MoH clinics

Project information

Project nr.: 
WDF15-963
Project Status: 
Ongoing
Interventions and focus areas: 
Primary focus area: 
Region: 
South and Central America
Address of head office: 
Nicaragua
Partners: 
Centro de Nutricion Comunitario/The Nicaraguan Health Project
Project responsible: 
Alden A Willard
Project start date: 
2015 to 2018
Project budget: 
USD 245,033
WDF contribution: 
USD 70,679

Expected results

  • CHWs trained at each of the four targeted villages, and new clinic sites established

  • Surveys conducted targeting all village residents, approx. 3,000

  • Diabetes detected in at least 300 new people, who are then provided improved care and education

  • Detailed patient records kept and aligned with local MoH clinics