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Cambodia project for early detection and management of diabetes in primary care, WDF17-1504

WDF17-1504
Piloting a primary care and community level approach for early detection and management of diabetes and hypertension in two provinces.

Objectives
The goal of this project is to pilot a primary care and community level approach for early detection and management of diabetes and hypertension.

Approach
This project intends to demonstrate the feasibility of implementing a holistic, primary care approach to early detection and management of diabetes and hypertension at the provincial level in Cambodia. The project design is drawn from models that have been shown to be effective in the Cambodian context, and incorporates training and support for implementation of a newly adopted Ministry of Health Standard Operating Procedure for Diabetes and Hypertension Management in Primary Care.  It will also include the development of community-based support for diabetes patient information, education and care through partnerships with well-established groups and organisations that provide support at community level. 

The project will promote a primary care strategy in which health centres play a new and vital role in screening, referral, and community-based support for their patients, with direct linkage to newly established district clinics with staff trained under this project. The third objective is to establish an effective referral system and information systems that improve follow-up care for patients diagnosed with diabetes. The size and scope of the project will aid in evaluating new and innovative models for providing community-based diabetes patient education, information and care that can be both effective and financially sustainable.  

Expected results

  • Four secondary hospitals strengthened and four diabetes clinics established at primary health care centres
  • 18 doctors and 18 nurses at secondary level, and 183 nurses (representing 61 primary health clinics) trained in prevention and management of diabetes and hypertension
  • 1,000 community-based health volunteers trained
  • 12 SC meetings and five workshops held for provincial representatives
  • 50% of adults of 40+ years in target areas screened for diabetes and hypertension
  • More than 5,000 people diagnosed with diabetes and hypertension, treated and trained in self-management
  • Several M&E process and clinical indicators (incl. WDF indicators) to be monitored, and to be aligned within government HMIS

Project information

Project nr.: 
WDF17-1504
Project Status: 
Ongoing
Interventions and focus areas: 
Primary focus area: 
Region: 
Western Pacific
Country: 
Cambodia
Partners: 
Ministry of Health
World Health Organization
Project responsible: 
Mr Sam Ath Khim
Project period: 
2019 to 2022
Project budget: 
USD 777,631
WDF contribution: 
USD 499,938

Expected results

  • Four secondary hospitals strengthened and four diabetes clinics established at primary health care centres
  • 18 doctors and 18 nurses at secondary level, and 183 nurses (representing 61 primary health clinics) trained in prevention and management of diabetes and hypertension
  • 1,000 community-based health volunteers trained
  • 12 SC meetings and five workshops held for provincial representatives

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