Projects

Strengthen diabetes care and prevention in Burkina Faso (WDF19-1734)

WDF19-1734
To consolidate, in partnership with the French Development Agency, the national response to diabetes care and prevention increasing on-the-ground access to care and education while strengthening the role of patient associations.

Objectives

  • Strengthen the prevention of risk factors for diabetes
  • Strengthen national policy and strategic frameworks in the fight against diabetes while increasin on-the-ground access to care, treatment and education for patients and the population
  • Strengthen the place of patients through their associations
  • Ensure full involvement of all partners and optimal governance of the project

 

Approach

The project will adopt an institutional and operational approach. In order to strengthen the fight against diabetes and its risk factors in Burkina Faso, the partner will ensure that policy documents related to the disease (NCD, diabetes, nutritution, maternal and child health, ...) are strengthened. By promoting a more favourable policy environment, this project perfectly complements project WDF18-1655, which focuses on the training of health professionals, and will further strengthen the quality of care at the periphanal level through patient education.

To ensure better quality of care and better financial access to care for people with diabetes, advocacy will also be used to ensure that diabetes treatment and care are fully included in the Universal Health Coverage system to be set up in the country.

At the end of the project, Burkina Faso will have an effective and sustainable policy environment and a decentralised and strengthened diabetes care system. The country will also benefit from ambitious prevention actions including, for example, teachers and students from primary and secondary schools.

To ensure effectiveness and long-term sustainability, all the main health actors in Burkina Faso will be involved from the start of the project: Ministry of Health, General and Regional Directorates of Health, national and regional hospitals and health structures; health professionals as well as patients' associations and associations of health professionals.

 

Expected results

  • 27 Patient Peer Educators (PPE) trained to accompany other patients
  • 675 patients accompanied by PPEs
  • 400 community outreach activities conducted on gestational diabetes reaching 8,000 women
  • 150 screening campaigns for T2DM conducted
  • 400 community outreach activities conducted reaching 50,000 people
  • + More

Project information

Project nr.: 
WDF19-1734
Project Status: 
Ongoing
Interventions and focus areas: 
Primary focus area: 
Region: 
Africa
Country: 
Burkina Faso
Partners: 
ONG Santé Diabète
Project period: 
2020 to 2023
Project budget: 
EUR 352,627
WDF contribution: 
EUR 352,627

Expected results

  • 27 Patient Peer Educators (PPE) trained to accompany other patients
  • 675 patients accompanied by PPEs
  • 400 community outreach activities conducted on gestational diabetes reaching 8,000 women
  • 150 screening campaigns for T2DM conducted
  • 400 community outreach activities conducted reaching 50,000 people
  • + More