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Diabetes Network Action (DIANA Peru) WDF14-929

Diabetes Network Action (DIANA Peru) WDF14-929

WDF14-929
By using an endorsed academic framework to educate targeted HCPs, this project aims to increase diabetes care across six cities in Peru.

Diabtetes mellitus requires comprehensive healthcare services which makes it one of of the most costly deseases in Peru. According to IDF figures 28 % of people with diabetes in Peru are undiagnosed, which further underline the importance of awareness and access to care of diabetes in order to secure proper healthcare within the country.

Objectives

Two main problems must be dealt with in order to establish comprehensive healthcare within diabetes. The first is lack of training of HCP’s, which makes it difficult to establish quality primary healthcare. The second regards limited information among the population regarding risk factors and the need for early attention. These two problems stands as the primary focus of this project.

Approach

The Ministry of Health in Peru has developed a guide to clinical practices regarding prevention and treatment of Type 2 diabetes, which standardise diagnosis and treatment of the disease nationwide. In order for the standardizisation to be succesfull, the project focuses on strengthening the capacities of HCPs and raising the awareness among the population. The project consists of the following initiatives.

A steering committee and implementation group consisting of MoH and PAHO representatives together with stakeholders from targeted areas is established. They will prepare and endorse the required guidelines and training materials.

Selection of head tutors (internal medicine or diabetes specialists) from each of the targeted areas, will be trained within an academic framework of a one-year diploma course in diabetes care. Furthermore, targeted primary health care facilities are selected.

Health care professionals from the targeted facilities are enroled into a newly developed diploma course. The tuition is a combination of on-site training by head tutors and virtual training through a PAHO/MoH e-learning system. The system is based on experience by PAHO from a previous project, WDF06-215.

The targeted health centres are provided equipment and supplies, while the improved diabetes care and prevention procedures are rolled out.

Preparation and implementation of health promotions and awareness campaigns, across the six targeted cities. The campaings are carried out through media broadcasts, local partnerships, social media, major public events and the targeted health facilities.

Expected results
• 32 tutors trained in Diploma Course, Care of Diabetes
• 830 HCPs trained in Care of Diabetes
• 58 health centers provided equipment
• 14 awareness campaigns held

Results at completion

  • 867 health care providers trained in diploma course in Comprehensive Care of Diabetes
  • 161 health facilities strengthened
  • 17 information and awareness campaigns organised
  • 600,000 reached through mass media campaign

 

Project information

Project nr.: 
WDF14-929
Project Status: 
Completed
Interventions and focus areas: 
Primary focus area: 
Region: 
South and Central America
Country: 
Peru
Partners: 
Ministry of Health, Peru
Project responsible: 
Dr. Nora Reyes Puma
Project period: 
2015
Project budget: 
USD 1.022.263
WDF contribution: 
USD 673.920,74
Results at completion
  • 867 health care providers trained in diploma course in Comprehensive Care of Diabetes
  • 161 health facilities strengthened
  • 17 information and awareness campaigns organised
  • 600,000 reached through mass media campaign