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Improving management of diabetes and its complications in St Louis, Senegal, WDF18-1619

WDF18-1619
Piloting an integrated diabetes care and foot care approach, and laying the ground work for a package of services for integrated diabetes in Senegal.
Objectives
 
  • Improve diabetes care for, at least, 3000 diabetic patients
  • Decrease the incidence of amputations due to diabetes by 40% and improve orthopaedic support for 200 amputees and/or those with a foot complication
  • Raise awareness on diabetes
  • Assess the project’s impact on 80% of healthcare staff trained
 
Approach
 
This project will develop a strong partnership and support the medical staff of the regional hospital in St Louis, the medical region, the Regional Centre for Orthopaedic Devices (CRAO), the Ministry of Health and Social Action and the Association of Diabetics of St Louis. It will be carried out in partnership with the Medicine Faculty of Gaston Berger University. Three main types of activities will be implemented during this 3-year project:
 
  • Training activities for medical and paramedical staff of 58 health facilities. The training will be delivered by a pool of 15 trainers under the responsibility of the Medicine Faculty of Gaston Berger University. These trainings will target a total of 102 healthcare staff, who will be trained in the prevention, management and monitoring of diabetic patients, as well as on surgical complications
  • Awareness-raising activities among the general public and patients in the St Louis district that will be conducted by the Diabetic Association, supported by community volunteers identified in the 6 municipalities of the district
  • Financial support to diabetic patients with foot complications or amputees in order to allow them to benefit from an apparatus and/or a pair of suitable shoes 
 
Expected results
 
  • Multidisciplinary pool of trainers set up at Gaston Berger University
  • 90 nurses, nursing auxiliaries, CRAO staff and 10 doctors trained on diabetes
  • 57 public and private facilities strengthened leading to improved diabetes care for at least 3000 diabetic patients
  • 90 nurses, nursing auxiliaries and 2 surgeons trained in the management of surgical complications of diabetes
  • Physiotherapists and ortho-prosthetists from CRAO trained in the care of diabetic feet complications and amputees
  • 200 diabetic patients with foot complications and/or amputees received access to appropriate footwear and/or a prosthesis
  • 60 community volunteers trained to conduct awareness campaigns among the general public and diabetic patients
  • The population and diabetic patients of 5 towns of the St Louis district made aware of diabetes-related issues
  • An impact study carried out on at least 80% of the staff from the 57 targeted healthcare facilities
  • Best practices and results of the project consolidated and disseminated
 

Project information

Project nr.: 
WDF18-1619
Project Status: 
Ongoing
Primary focus area: 
Region: 
Africa
Country: 
Senegal
Partners: 
Federation Handicap International
Project responsible: 
Ms. Catherine Gillet
Project period: 
2019 to 2022
Project budget: 
EUR 526,096
WDF contribution: 
EUR 269,903
Expected results
  • Multidisciplinary pool of trainers set up at Gaston Berger University
  • 90 nurses, nursing auxiliaries, CRAO staff and 10 doctors trained on diabetes
  • 57 public and private facilities strengthened leading to improved diabetes care for at least 3000 diabetic patients 
  • 90 nurses, nursing auxiliaries and 2 surgeons trained in the management of surgical complications of diabetes 
  • Physiotherapists and ortho-prosthetists from CRAO trained in the care of diabetic feet complications and amputees 

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