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Diabetes prevention among disadvantaged groups through awareness and advocacy, WDF16-1363

WDF16-1363
The project wants to create awareness of diabetes in rural areas of West Bengal and promote increased access to care through capacity building and advocacy.

Objectives

• To create awareness about diabetes, other NCDs and life-style modification among the disadvantaged people in the rural area

• To train community health workers on diabetes management and care 

• To conduct diabetes awareness and screening camps 

• To advocate for introduction of basic diabetes care at primary level

 

Approach

In the preparation phase a team of local doctors and the project partner will develop leaflets, posters and a short film in local language to be used as education materials.

Teams of community health workers will be established to provide prevention and basic diabetes care at the village level. The team members will be trained in diabetes care and management through a three-day training programme led by doctors from the district hospitals.

Awareness and screening camps will be organised at village level where health talks and street drama will be used to attract and make the people aware of diabetes. People with risk factors will be screened for diabetes and those with high blood sugar will be referred to district hospitals for follow-up. A referral and follow-up system will be implemented and managed by the trained teams. A registry will be kept during the screening camps to monitor the project. The community health worker teams will do hospital visits and home visits to monitor the referral and follow-up system.

Roundtable meetings will be held with health authorities to advocate for roll out of the national diabetes/NCD programme in West Bengal. Both the media and the community will be mobilised to create awareness and momentum for policy changes.

 

Expected results

  • 50 CHW trained
  • 300 awareness and screening camps conducted
  • 45,000 people sensitised on diabetes
  • 18,000 at-risk persons screened for diabetes
  • 6 roundtable meetings held with policy makers
  • 6 meetings held with media organisations.
  • An estimated 80,000 people reached through activities during World Diabetes Day.

Results upon completion

  • 50 field level health workers (CHW) trained
  • 300 awareness and screening camps conducted
  • 46,769 people sensitised on diabetes 
  • 17,817 at-risk persons screened for diabetes 
  • 6 roundtable meetings held with policy makers 
  • 6 meetings held with media organisations
  • 1,160 participated in Global diabetes walk, with an estimated 82,500 villagers reached through activities during World Diabetes Day

 

 

Project information

Project nr.: 
WDF16-1363
Project Status: 
Completed
Interventions and focus areas: 
Primary focus area: 
Region: 
South East Asia
Country: 
West Bengal
India
Partners: 
Barbasudevpurdesharpran Pragati Sangha
Project responsible: 
Gour Hari Maity
Project period: 
2017 to 2019
Project budget: 
USD 84,360
WDF contribution: 
USD 66,206

Results upon completion

  • 50 field level health workers (CHW) trained
  • 300 awareness and screening camps conducted
  • 46,769 people sensitised on diabetes 
  • 17,817 at-risk persons screened for diabetes 
  • 6 roundtable meetings held with policy makers 
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