Objectives & approach
Currently, only two states in Sudan have pediatric diabetes care clinics. This project will be implemented by the Sudanese Childhood Diabetes Association in alignment with the National Diabetes Programme and the Federal and State Ministries of Health.
In addition to establishing 25 diabetes clinics in the remaining states without pediatric diabetes clinics, the sustained impact of this project will be ensured by training doctors, nurses, dieticians, social workers, school teachers, parents, and diabetics. The clinic in Khartoum will subsequently serve as a national centre of excellence where special cases will be referred to and diabetes training will be conducted.
• 150 paediatricians, nurse educators, dieticians and social workers trained
• At least 25 clinics providing specialised care for children with diabetes are established
• The concept of multidisciplinary team approach in diabetes care for children introduced and enhanced
• Upgrade facilities for childhood diabetes care at Jabir Abualiz Diabetic Centre (JDC) to become national centre of excellence and central referral clinic for childhood diabetes.
Results at completion
• Multidisciplinary teams including 85 paediatricians, 89 nurses, 89 dieticians and 32 medical students from 14 states have been trained and provided with management guidelines and educational materials.
• 25 state clinics providing special care for children with diabetes have been established in 16 states.
• 2,000 children with diabetes have received care.
• The Jabir Abualiz Diabetic Centre has been improved and now offers a full day of diabetes clinic for children and adolescents.
• Education sessions for 159 teachers and 19,742 students have been conducted at 48 schools in collaboration with the health authorities. Small clinics as well as branches of the Diabetes Association have been established in each school.
• 3,000 copies of the Arabic book "Our Children and Diabetes" have been printed and are being distributed for free. Diabetes awareness posters have been printed and distributed. Teaching tools and audiovisual aids have been purchased. TV and radio have given coverage to the project