Projects

Diabetes education cascade programme Turkey, WDF18-1587

WDF18-1587
Implementing a national diabetes response programme in collaboration with Turkey’s Ministry of Health

Objectives

  • To train 200 HCP in 20 cities on basic diabetes care, prevention, and management
  • To train 120.000 diabetes patients in self-management
  • To implement trainings in cities with highest refugee rate 

 

Approach

The project intends to refine and scale up outcomes of completed project WDF11-626. The project scale up will be combined with a response to the Syrian refugee crisis in Turkey.

 

Firstly, the project will train Family Health Employees (FHEs) to become patient educators skilled in diabetes prevention and care. The trained FHEs will then be responsible for implementing diabetes education sessions for diabetes patients and establishing patient support groups.

 

The project model will also be rolled out in areas where Syrian refugee populations reside. The project materials will be adapted to the refugee context and translated to Arabic. Training of Syrian health care staff recruited among the refugee population and education sessions for Syrian refugees living with diabetes will be undertaken.

 

Project outcome will be assessed by evaluation tests and changes in HbA1c / BMI levels.

 

 

Expected results

  • 200 FHCs trained in basic diabetes care.
  • 120,000 diabetes patients reached through education sessions
  • 720,000 people expected to be reached with information.

Project information

Project nr.: 
WDF18-1587
Project Status: 
Ongoing
Interventions and focus areas: 
Primary focus area: 
Region: 
Europe
Country: 
İstanbul
Turkey
Partners: 
Turkish Diabetes Association
Project responsible: 
Meltem Kuruyazici
Project period: 
2019 to 2022
Project budget: 
EUR 1.879.074
WDF contribution: 
EUR 582.474

Expected results

  • 200 FHCs trained in basic diabetes care.
  • 120,000 diabetes patients reached through education sessions
  • 720,000 people expected to be reached with information.