Projects

Prevention of diabetes and diabetes care among elderly in Armenia, WDF18-1636

WDF18-1636
Scaling up a community health model for diabetes care in collaboration with regional authorities and MoH, with special focus on the elderly.

Objective

To prevent diabetes and its complications among at-risk populations in three regions of Armenia.

Approach

The project represents a DRC/ARCS partnership with MoH/ regional authorities to scale up a community health model for diabetes care. The project will build diabetes self-management capacity and promote healthy living at the community level by engaging trained volunteers from Armenia Red Cross Society. The trained volunteers will form self-support groups (SSG) for diabetes patients and will facilitate monthly meetings. The groups will provide peer support as well as practical trainings on self-management and healthy living.

The project will also mobilise resourceful seniors in the communities to form healthy ageing peer groups. The groups will promote healthy lifestyle and ageing and be a means to prevent diabetes.

Through the project an innovative digital health solution will be developed through co-creation with relevant tech partners. The final solution will be built, refined and tested with real users from the SSGs.

Expected results

  • 48 communities with improved access to diabetes care and prevention
  • 180 nurses and 210 community volunteers trained within diabetes care and facilitation of SSGs
  • 120 SSGs established with 2,160 diabetes patients actively involved in self-management.
  • 1440 SSG meetings and 1440 healthy activities held.
  • At least 6,480 family members actively engaged in group activities.
  • 48 healthy ageing peer groups established.
  • 9,000 vulnerable elderly community members reached with healthy lifestyle activities in the communities.
  • Digital solution for self-management of diabetes developed and piloted

Project information

Project nr.: 
WDF18-1636
Project Status: 
Ongoing
Interventions and focus areas: 
Primary focus area: 
Region: 
Europe
Address of head office: 
Jerevan
Armenia
Partners: 
Danish Red Cross
Project responsible: 
Anna Yeghiazaryan and Mads Østergaard
Project start date: 
2019 to 2022
Project budget: 
EUR 477.731
WDF contribution: 
EUR 350.000

Expected results
 

  • 48 communities with improved access to diabetes care and prevention
  • 180 nurses and 210 community volunteers trained within diabetes care and facilitation of SSGs
  • 120 SSGs established with 2,160 diabetes patients actively involved in self-management.
  • 1440 SSG meetings and 1440 healthy activities held.
  • At least 6,480 family members actively engaged in group activities.
  • 48 healthy ageing peer groups established.

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