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Addressing diabetes and its complications in Togo, WDF19-1718

WDF19-1718
This project aims to develop and roll-out a diabetes database system, train HCPs in diabetes and complications management including type 1 diabetes and strengthen civil society.

Objectives:

 

To implement a first phase national level diabetes/NCD response in Togo with focus on complications and data management in 31 districts incl. to strengthen civil society association.

 

 

Approach:

 

This project will finalise the development of a diabetes data collection system, pilot it in one health region and hereafter roll it out in four additional health regions encompassing 31 districts.

 

The project will work to strengthen civil society and the capacity of health workers, doctors, nurses and community health workers at all health care levels on type 1 diabetes (T1D), type 2 diabetes (T2D), diabetic foot (DF) and diabetic retinopathy (DR) in the targeted 31 districts – some of which were strengthened during a previous project.

 

The project will furthermore provide relevant medical equipment for the detection of DF, DR and other complications of diabetes in the targeted districts and support capacity building of civil society organisations who will hereafter raise awareness related to diabetes in remote corners of Togo.

 

In order to ensure peer support and continuous learning for people living with diabetes, the project will support the creation of diabetes clubs which will serve for sharing experiences and peer

support.

 

To ensure efficacy and long-term sustainability, all the main health stakeholders in Togo will be involved from the start of the project:  Ministry of Health, National and Regional Health Directorates, National, Regional hospitals and health structures and relevant professional medical societies.

 

This project will be implemented through

  • Roll-out of data reporting system via initial piloting in one health region, hereafter national roll-out.
  • Training of HCPs incl. selected members of CSOs on use of register.
  • Capacity building on diabetes incl. complication management and roll-out of improved care inc. screening
  • Training of HCPs in targeted care sites on diabetes management incl. diabetic retinopathy and foot complications and referral for care.
  • Education of nurses at primary level on diabetes foot complications.
  • Procurement of eye, foot and basic diabetes equipment incl. distribution at district, regional and central level.
  • Training of paediatric HCPs in management of type 1 diabetes incl. learning visit to Mali.
  • Strengthening of CHWs and CSOs on diabetes incl. complications and roll-out of national awareness campaign.

 

Expected results

  • The data collection system is validated and HCPs are trained in its use
  • Reporting of data is effective
  • 2,100 people are screened for diabetes
  • 10 referral ophthalmologists and 36 ophthalmology doctors and technicians in 4 regions trained in DR
  • 118 HCPs trained in T2DM, DR and DF
  • + More

Project information

Project nr.: 
WDF19-1718
Project Status: 
Ongoing
Interventions and focus areas: 
Primary focus area: 
Region: 
Africa
Country: 
Togo
Partners: 
Cercle d’Elites pour la Recherche Sociologique et le Développement à la Base
Project responsible: 
NIMON Bezewe
Project period: 
2020 to 2023
Project budget: 
EUR 411,354
WDF contribution: 
EUR 384,194

Expected results

  • The data collection system is validated and HCPs are trained in its use
  • Reporting of data is effective
  • 2,100 people are screened for diabetes
  • 10 referral ophthalmologists and 36 ophthalmology doctors and technicians in 4 regions trained in DR
  • 118 HCPs trained in T2DM, DR and DF
  • + More