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Innovations and support in diabetes care for Palestine refugees, WDF17-1545

Innovations and support in diabetes care for Palestine refugees, WDF17-1545

WDF17-1545
The project seeks to sustain and expand diabetes care achievements for Palestinian refugees in all 143 UNRWA clinics in the Near East by strengthening the diabetes management capacity of HCPs and the ability of diabetes patients to monitor and care for themselves.
Objectives
To sustain, expand and refine outcomes of previously WDF supported UNRWA projects (WDF10-555, WDF11-614, WDF14-898, and WDF16-1406) to further improve preventive and curative measures.
 
Approach
Educate and empower diabetes patients through introduction of a NCD booklet and a NCD e-booklet mobile application, which will provide home-based records for better self-care and improved disease management.
Establish ‘Patient’s Health Stations’ at UNRWA clinics with innovative / interactive education material and exercise equipment.
Further building of UNRWA health personnel to implement new approaches via comprehensive care training using a ToT approach.
Expand existing UNRWA diabetes e-health system by applying a clinical audit approach (as in WDF11-614) with clinical indicators to monitor changes and measure the impact of the  new interventions (data to be disaggregated by gender and age); KAP survey also to be conducted among both staff and patients.
 
Expected results
A sustainable, evidence-based diabetes management and prevention programme in all 143 UNRWA health centres serving 5 million registered refugees.
500 UNRWA medical doctors and 250 UNRWA nurses at the 143 UNRWA health centres with increased capacity to deliver a holistic diabetes program for patients and their families.
145,000 refugee diabetes patients directly served and educated in how to use the new NCD booklet or NCD e-booklet to manage their diabetes.
80 selected UNRWA health centres equipped with ‘Patient’s Health Stations’ 
Clinical outcomes (e.g. BMI, HbA1c) of 145,000 patients registered, KAP survey of 750 trained HCPs and 4,000 randomly selected patients carried out.
 

Project information

Project nr.: 
WDF17-1545
Project Status: 
Ongoing
Interventions and focus areas: 
Primary focus area: 
Region: 
Middle East and North Africa
Partners: 
UNRWA
Project responsible: 
Yousef Shahin
Project period: 
2018 to 2021
Project budget: 
USD 479,132
WDF contribution: 
USD 275,632
Expected results
  • A sustainable, evidence-based diabetes management and prevention programme in all 143 UNRWA health centres serving 5 million registered refugees.
  • 500 UNRWA medical doctors and 250 UNRWA nurses at the 143 UNRWA health centres with increased capacity to deliver a holistic diabetes program for patients and their families.
  • 145,000 refugee diabetes patients directly served and educated in how to use the new NCD booklet or NCD e-booklet to manage their diabetes.
  • 80 selected UNRWA health centres equipped with ‘Patient’s Health Stations’
  • Clinical outcomes (e.g. BMI, HbA1c) of 145,000 patients registered, KAP survey of 750 trained HCPs