Projects

Empowering health care workers in diabetes self-management WDF18-1632

WDF18-1632
Improving diabetes management through health care and empowerment of community workers

Objectives

To support the implementation of the MoH Thailand national NCD strategy 2017-2021 with focus on primary level care and community outreach.

 

Approach

This project is initiated from the 5-Year National NCDs Prevention and Control Strategic and Action Plan (2017-2021) in alignment with the 20-year national strategy of Thailand which aims to improve NCD treatment at the national level.

 

Thai National Health Examination Survey V indicates that the percentage of Thai individuals aged 15 and over who are diagnosed with diabetes has increased from 6.9% in 2009 to 8.9% in 2014. The survey also reveals that of the 4.8 million people living with diabetes (2014), only 2.6 million are diagnosed and receiving care. Of these patients, only 35.6% achieve their treatment targets, an outcome that may be related to the high level of diabetes patients living with one or more complication.

 

Knowledgable and skilled HCPs in rural areas of Thailand are scarce, and thus this project seeks to educate multidisciplinary health care professionals on how to manage patients with diabetes in NCD clinics, which will help improve both blood sugar control and quality of life. The project will also focus on teamwork among multidisciplinary health care professionals - doctors, nurses (case managers), pharmacists, physiotherapists, dietitians/nutritionists and village health volunteers - to help enhance referral processes in diabetes across health regions in Thailand.

 

Expected results

  • Training of 2,850 HCPs of various categories
  • Sensitising of 2,850 community health workers
  • 570 primary level clinics strenghenend

Project information

Project nr.: 
WDF18-1632
Project Status: 
Ongoing
Interventions and focus areas: 
Primary focus area: 
Region: 
Western Pacific
Address of head office: 
Thailand
Partners: 
Rajavithi Hospital, Department of Medical Services
Project responsible: 
Veerasak Sarinnapakorn and Warangkana Pichaiwong
Project start date: 
2019 to 2022
Project budget: 
EUR 622,664
WDF contribution: 
EUR 571,664

Expected results

  • Training of 2,850 HCPs of various categories
  • Sensitising of 2,850 community health workers
  • 570 primary level clinics strenghenend