Diabetes and HIV/AIDS prevention and care in Togo, WDF17-1537

A project to ensure better access to diabetes and HIV/AIDS prevention and care for the Togolese population by involving anti-AIDS groups and religious leaders in in awareness raising and by training health care personnel in provision of appropriate care.

Objectives

To ensure better access to diabetes and HIV/AIDS prevention and care for the general Togolese population, particularly in Lomé and surrounding area.

Approach

This project will be implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, National NCD Programme and National HIV/AIDS Programme, state health centres and NGOs working in HIV/AIDS incl. anti-AIDS groups in Christian parishes in Lomé and the surrounding area with the intention to boost awareness and support for diabetes in the context of HIV/AIDS.

This will be done by providing training in provision of healthcare for diabetes and HIV/AIDS for 100 healthcare professionals and providing diabetes screening to 10,000 people incl. referral for  relevant care in both fields.

This project will educate the population about the link between diabetes and HIV/AIDS by conducting a mass awareness campaign through various sport and social activities and through the media.

The project will furthermore involve anti-AIDS groups and religious leaders to raise awareness about diabetes and HIV/AIDS among the general population and churchgoers.

Expected results

  • 100 healthcare professionals improve their ability to provide healthcare and preventative care for diabetes and HIV/AIDS.
  • 10,000 people benefit from free diabetes and HIV screening and prevention and care: 6,000 during sensitisation, 3,000 during routine screening for HIV and diabetes in treatment centres and 1,000 who have already tested positive for HIV
  • 600 people who have tested positive for diabetes and HIV benefit from comprehensive care.
  • 1,500,000 to 2,000,000 people made aware of how to prevent and manage diabetes and HIV/AIDS
  • 12 radio programmes and 12 television programmes broadcast
  • 500 to 600 churchgoers and 60 religious leaders made aware of how to prevent and manage diabetes and HIV via anti-AIDS Clubs in selected parishes in Lomé and the surrounding area

Project information

  • Project nr.:

    WDF17-1537

    Status:

    Ongoing

    Interventions: 

    Focus areas: 

    Area:

    Togo, Africa

    Partners:

    Togo Christian Anti-AIDS Group (GCCST)

    Project responsible:

    Dr. Atsoutsè Jean-Pierre Alley

    Duration:

    2018 to 2021

    Project budget:

    201,400 USD

    WDF contribution:

    160,000 USD

Project impact

Expected results

  • 100 healthcare professionals improve their ability to provide healthcare and preventative care for diabetes and HIV/AIDS.
  • 10,000 people benefit from free diabetes and HIV screening and prevention and care
  • 600 people who have tested positive for diabetes and HIV benefit from comprehensive care.
  • 1,500,000 to 2,000,000 people made aware of how to prevent and manage diabetes and HIV/AIDS
  • 12 radio programmes and 12 television programmes broadcast
  • + more

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