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COVID-19: Ensuring provision of NCD services in Mozambique, WDF20-1794

COVID-19: Ensuring provision of NCD services in Mozambique, WDF20-1794

WDF20-1794
Tackling NCDs in Mozambique by ensuring provision of NCD services in time of COVID-19

Objectives

During 2016-2020, WDF has supported the first phase of national response to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Mozambique, focusing primarily on diabetes and hypertension (WDF12-745). The project has recently come to an end with notable results and has indeed established an enhanced response to diabetes and hypertension at primary care level in Mozambique.

WDF20-1794 aims to ensure that the results obtained during the first phase of the national response are not eroded because of the current COVID-19 emergency situation. Thus, the project aims to strengthen NCD services in 22 health centres to ensure continuity of services, as well as conduct awareness activities at community level to inform the public of the NCDs and COVID-19 in support of the national COVID-19 response.

Funding of the project was obtained through Novo Nordisk Foundation's open call ‘COVID-19: Preparedness, Prevention, Response and Recovery’.  

Approach

The project will serve as a bridging-grant to ensure continuity of project activities, as well as implementation of new COVID-19 component. During this bridging period, the main activities include:

  • Conduct refreshment training on diabetes for selected staff of the targeted 22 health centres
  • Ensure equipment for provision of quality NCD services 
  • Ensure provision of PPE equipment for health staff to tackle COVID-19 
  • Focus on monitoring blood sugar level and blood pressure in pregnant women 
  • Ensure patients follow-up via phone calls for patients who miss visits and/or need to access the health centres
  • Support radio broadcast on COVID-19, focusing on prevention measures, myth busters and how to respond to the disease 
  • Develop and broadcast specific radio messages in partnership to target NCD patients to ensure they continue visits and treatment
  • Develop and broadcast an online toolbox about physical exercises to be promoted and broadcasted on the on social networks/during the World Diabetes Day

Expected results

  • 22 health centres supported
  • 22 health care professionals trained
  • 7,000 patients screened for diabetes and hypertension
  • 360 radio messages on COVID-19 and NCDs broadcasted
  • 220 IEC material distributed

Project information

Project nr.: 
WDF20-1794
Project Status: 
Ongoing
Interventions and focus areas: 
Primary focus area: 
Region: 
Africa
Country: 
Mozambique
Partners: 
Doctors with Africa CUAMM
Ministry of Health
Project responsible: 
Ms. Giovanna De Meneghi
Project period: 
2020 to 2021
Project budget: 
127,620 (EUR)
WDF contribution: 
127,620 (EUR)

Expected results

  • 22 health centres supported
  • 22 health care professionals trained
  • 7,000 patients screened for diabetes and hypertension
  • 360 radio messages on COVID-19 and NCDs broadcasted
  • 220 IEC material distributed