To improve the health of people with diabetes in Niger, WDF17-1561

This project is designed to continue the decentralization of diabetic care in order to improve the health of people with diabetes through early prevention and management of complications.

Objectives

Improve the health of people with diabetes with early prevention of serious complications

Approach

This project will be implemented through a collaboration between ONG FORUM SANTÉ NIGER (FORSANI), the Ministry of Public Health’s national programme to combat non-communicable diseases and the Medical Students Volunteer Association of Niger.

It will create diabetes units in 3 additional regions and further improve diabetes care in 5 regions already targeted through a first phase project.

Doctors and nurses will receive training in detection of diabetes including care and complications management and approximately 80% of the population in the targeted area will be made aware of diabetes, how to prevent it and what to do if at risk or diagnosed with diabetes. Medical students will contribute to conducting awareness and screening the population.

Expected results

  • 3 additional diabetic care units established including improved diabetes management of Niger’s 8 diabetes units
  • 30 internal medicine specialists or general practitioners trained in therapeutic education
  • 30 nurses trained in therapeutic education
  • 2 diabetes screening campaigns organised each year, 6 in total
  • 50,000 people screened (5,000 people per campaign, or 10,000 people per year and per region)
  • 5,000 people treated for diabetes in the 8 units
  • 192 sessions of therapeutic education conducted.
  • 4,000 patients educated about the prevention of diabetic complications
  • 100 posters and 1,000 signs produced and displayed
  • 50,000 flyers produced and distributed
  • 48 television and radio programmes produced and broadcast every six months
  • 1 diabetes conference organised annually around World Diabetes Day, 3 in total
  • 80% of Niger's population made aware of diabetes and its consequences

Project information

  • Project nr.:

    WDF17-1561

    Status:

    Ongoing

    Interventions: 

    Area:

    Niger, Africa

    Partners:

    Niger Health Forum

    Duration:

    2018 to 2022

    Project budget:

    EUR 357,500

    WDF contribution:

    EUR 325,000

Project impact

Expected results

  • 3 additional diabetic care units established including improved diabetes management of Niger’s 8 diabetes units
  • 30 internal medicine specialists or general practitioners trained in therapeutic education
  • 30 nurses trained in therapeutic education
  • 2 diabetes screening campaigns organised each year, 6 in total
  • 50,000 people screened (5,000 people per campaign, or 10,000 people per year and per region)
  • + more