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Improving diabetes prevention and care in Burkina Faso, WDF18-1655

WDF18-1655
This project aims to improve access to care and treatment of diabetic patients in Burkina Faso by reducing diabetes complications, raising awareness and providing information to the population.

Objectives:

 

  • To contribute to the development and implementation of national strategies and policies to fight diabetes and NCDs.
  • To strengthen access to care for diabetic patients at 13 regional hospitals, 55 medical centres with surgical units through equipment and capacity building of staff and structures specific to diabetes care and related NCDs.
  • To improve care for children and young people living with Type 1 diabetes.
  • To raise awareness and conduct screening for type 2 diabetes.
  • To detect and provide care for hyperglycaemia in pregnancy in two pilot health centres in Ouagadougou and Bobo-Dioulasso.

 

 

Approach:

 

This project will be implemented through:

 

  • To conduct awareness-raising, informational and screening activities for the population
  • Contribution to the development, finalisation and implementation of national policies and strategies fighting diabetes and other related NCDs
  • To improve the treatment and care of type 1 diabetes
  • To consolidate the skills of healthcare professionals (UH, RH, MCSU), association members and CSOs regarding type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes, hyperglycaemia in pregnancy, diabetic foot and therapeutic diabetes education.
  • To equip tertiary, secondary level hospitals and  advanced primary level clinics located across Burkina Faso.
  • To ensure that at least 8,500 patients have access to improved diabetes care, a figure expected to reach 12,500 during the project.
  • To strengthen the skills of associations and civil society organisations (CSOs) working with diabetes and related complications.

 

 

Expected results

 

  • A treatment guide for diabetes and other risk factors finalised
  • The strategic plan for fighting diabetes developed and made available
  • The skills of 400 healthcare professionals (HCP) improved in regards to diabetes
  • People have gained more knowledge of diabetes
  • 10,800 people participated in mass screening for diabetes
  • 1,000 pregnant women screened for hyperglycaemia in pregnancy
  • The skills of 90 healthcare professionals improved in regards to screening and care for hyperglycaemia in pregnancy
  • Care for women with hyperglycaemia in pregnancy incl. their off-springs provided as recommended
  • The skills and activities of diabetes associations and CSOs involved in the fight against diabetes strengthened and supported.

Project information

Project nr.: 
WDF18-1655
Project Status: 
Ongoing
Primary focus area: 
Region: 
Africa
Address of head office: 
Burkina Faso
Partners: 
Yalgade Quedrago University Hospital
Project responsible: 
Prof. Drabo
Project start date: 
2019 to 2023
Project budget: 
EUR 995,567
WDF contribution: 
EUR 779,177

Expected results

  • A treatment guide for diabetes and other risk factors finalised
  • The strategic plan for fighting diabetes developed and made available
  • The skills of 400 healthcare professionals (HCP) improved in regards to diabetes
  • People have gained more knowledge of diabetes
  • 10,800 people participated in mass screening for diabetes

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