Projects

Integrated diabetes care at health centres in 10 Punjab districts, WDF19-1694

WDF19-1694
Establishing an integrated diabetes care model at primary level in rural health centres in Punjab, Pakistan to improve access to care.

Objectives

  • To strengthen 75 rural health centres for diagnosis, treatment and reporting of T2DM care
  • To create referral mechanisms between 75 rural health centres and district level hospitals and the community
  • To evaluate the project model 

 

Approach

The project is implemented through a collaboration between Association for Social Development and the Directorate General Health Services to introduce a decentralised, integrated diabetes care model at rural health centres. The project brings basic diabetes prevention, care and management capacities to the primary care level to complement a province-wide NCD programme at secondary and tertiary level.

Through the project, training materials, monitoring protocols and treatment guidelines will be refined to apply to the rural health centre context. The staff at the rural health centres will be trained to deliver quality care for diabetes patients at the primary care level. A strong referral mechanism will be established between the rural centres and specialised care at district level hospitals, and also a link will be created at the community level by introducing health promotion sessions as part of community vaccination events. 
 
The project will strengthen and expand the provincial NCD electronic medical record to include comprehensive data on diabetes and referrals to specialist care. 

The project model will be evaluated to provide recommendations for provincial scale-up in collaboration with health authorities. 


Expected results

  • 75 rural health centres strengthened to provide diabetes diagnosis, care and reporting in 10 districts
  • 315 doctors and staff trained for integrated diabetes care
  • 9000 people with diabetes diagnosed, registered and received care
  • 4500 community-based healthy lifestyle promotion sessions conducted during community vaccination events
  • An estimated 45,000 people reached at community events

Project information

Project nr.: 
WDF19-1694
Project Status: 
Ongoing
Interventions and focus areas: 
Primary focus area: 
Region: 
Middle East and North Africa
Country: 
Pakistan
Partners: 
Association for Social Development
Project responsible: 
Muhammad Amir Khan
Project period: 
2020 to 2022
Project budget: 
USD 490,793
WDF contribution: 
USD 289,230

Expected results

  • 75 rural health centres strengthened to provide diabetes diagnosis, care and reporting in 10 districts
  • 315 doctors and staff trained for integrated diabetes care
  • 9000 people with diabetes diagnosed, registered and received care
  • 4500 community-based healthy lifestyle promotion sessions conducted during community vaccination events
  • An estimated 45,000 people reached at community events