Projects

Increasing access to multidisciplinary diabetes care - Phase II, WDF15-1315

WDF15-1315
To increase and improve access to multidisciplinary diabetes and cardiovascular diseases (CVD) care in the Davao and Western Visayas regions. This project is based on experiences and scaling-up of the previous project (WDF13-843).

Objectives

Improving diabetes care and prevention at primary health care facilities in the Davao and Western Visayas regions of the Philippines.

Approach

This project is an enhancement and scaling-up of the WDF 13-843 Increasing Access to Multidisciplinary Diabetes Care project. The Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) program in Davao Region, which is the first and only large-scale effort to place integrated services for CVD/diabetes prevention and control in the existing primary health care system, will be consolidated and a new region, West Visayas, will be added. A retinopathy component will be included in Davao City to promote systematic eye screening of all persons with diabetes attending the health centres. National advocacy is an important component, the objective being to see a validated CVD/diabetes programme approach duplicated in all regions of the Philippines as part of its Phil-PEN project (Philippines Package of Essential Non communicable diseases).

Expected results

  • Public health service providers of at least 12 cities/municipalities of Davao and Western Visayas regions reinforce their capacities on Diabetes and CVD management
  • Diabetic retinopathy (DR) care services are provided in Davao City’s public primary health care system as an integral component of the city’s CVD Program
  • The national Department of Health takes concrete steps to duplicate a validated CVD/diabetes programme approach in all regions of the Philippines 

Project information

Project nr.: 
WDF15-1315
Project Status: 
Ongoing
Primary focus area: 
Region: 
Western Pacific
Address of head office: 
Philippines
Partners: 
Department of Health, Davao Region
Handicap International
Project responsible: 
Mr. Mathieu Chaumeil (HI) & Dr. Abdullah Dumama (DoH)
Project start date: 
2016 to 2019
Project budget: 
EUR 1,460,068
WDF contribution: 
EUR 400,000

Expected results

  • Public health service providers of at least 12 cities/municipalities of Davao and Western Visayas regions reinforce their capacities on Diabetes and CVD management
  • Diabetic retinopathy (DR) care services are provided in Davao City’s public primary health care system as an integral component of the city’s CVD Program
  • The national Department of Health takes concrete steps to duplicate a validated CVD/diabetes programme approach in all regions of the Philippines