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Improving national capacity for diabetes in pregnancy in Ivory Coast WDF18-1590

WDF18-1590
This project aims to develop screening and management of gestational diabetes in Ivory Coast and contribute to the reduction of maternal, fetal and neonatal morbidity and mortality related to gestational diabetes.

Objectives:

  • To develop protocols, guidelines and registers for the diagnosis and treatment of gestational diabetes.
  • To provide equipment and rehabilitation for 110 of gestational diabetes support units.
  • To strengthen the capacity of health workers, doctors, gynaecologists, paediatricians, dieticians, midwives, nurses and nursery nurses, in particular in the diagnosis and management of GD and its monitoring.
  • To screen and conduct awareness about diabetes during pregnancy of 20,000 persons, particularly vulnerable populations and women of childbearing age.
  • To screen and provide care for pregnant women via perinatal consultation (CPN), including postpartum care of new-born children of diabetic mothers.

 

 

Approach:

This project will be implemented through:

  • Establishing hyperglycaemia during pregnancy protocols on selected sites
  • Training health workers
  • Equipping diabetes care units and targeting maternity equipment
  • Training dietician assistants in nutritional management
  • Conducting awareness and screening and care for pregnant women and their new-borns, incl. the general population.

 

Expected results

  • 110 antenatal consultations and/or gynaecology units equipped and reinforced
  • 180 health workers (36 doctors, 36 gynaecologists, 36 paediatricians, 36 midwives and 36 dietitians) trained in the treatment of hyperglycaemia during pregnancy and nutritional management
  • 250,000 pregnant women screened and sensitised (83.000 per year)
  • 4,150 (5%) women treated for hyperglycaemia during pregnancy
  • 20,000 people sensitised and screened for diabetes
  • 1 diabetes and pregnancy management national register developed and made available

Project information

Project nr.: 
WDF18-1590
Project Status: 
Ongoing
Primary focus area: 
Region: 
Africa
Address of head office: 
Ivory Coast
Partners: 
Ministry of Health
Obesity and Diabetes Association of Ivory Coast
Project responsible: 
Professor Jacko Rhedoor Fete Abodo (AODCI) and Dr. Adouéni (MoH)
Project start date: 
2019 to 2022
Project budget: 
EUR 2.003,967
WDF contribution: 
EUR 1.002,599

Expected results

  • 110 antenatal consultations and/or gynaecology units equipped and reinforced
  • 180 health workers (36 doctors, 36 gynaecologists, 36 paediatricians, 36 midwives and 36 dietitians) trained in the treatment of hyperglycaemia during pregnancy and nutritional management
  • 250,000 pregnant women screened and sensitised (83.000 per year)
  • 4,150 (5%) women treated for hyperglycaemia during pregnancy
  • 20,000 people sensitised and screened for diabetes

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