Improving awareness of diabetes and access to care for people with diabetes in Akwa Ibom and Abuja (FCT), Nigeria
• To raise awareness of type 2 diabetes, its risk factors and prevention in targeted communities in Akwa Ibom and the FCT
• To improve access to diabetes care through training of healthcare workers and screening (early detection) for type 2 diabetes
• Improve the availability, quality and use of type 2 diabetes data for decision making
The project will improve access to diabetes care (screening, patient education and referral) through capacity building of HCPs (doctors, nurses and community health workers) and by providing equipment, diabetes management guidelines and IEC materials to selected clinics across the two states (Akwa Ibom and Abuja / FCT).
In each of the two states selected CSOs will be responsible for community mobilisation, awareness and screening camps in the communities and the CSOs will further assist in monitoring and reporting on project results.
In both states, extensive community awareness campaigns will be rolled out and the campaigns will include risk assessment and screening and patients detected will be referred to targeted health facilities.
Local level health personnel, incl. health department and hospital managers, medical directors and secondary HCPs will be sensitised on diabetes and enhancement of referral mechanisms throughout the project.
Finally, the project will have a strong focus on monitoring of services and clinical indicators incl. strengthening of data collection on diabetes and integration into national level HMIS.
• 60,000 people screened for diabetes
• 110 clinics strengthened to provide T2DM care
• 220 healthcare workers trained on T2DM
• 300 healthcare workers sensitised on T2DM (100 senior level health workers, 40 doctors, 100 nurses, 60 community health extension workers)
• 20 T2DM screening camps conducted
• 60 community awareness activities conducted
• 500,000 people reached at awareness activities
• 250 teachers sensitised in prevention of T2DM
• 1,500 children / youth sensitised in prevention of T2DM
• 2 project-related articles published in peer reviewed journals
• 50 round table meetings / advocacy meetings held