- 500 HCPs (doctors and nurses) trained
- 30,000 persons screened for diabetes and hypertension
- 50 public health facilities strengthened
- 3,000 women screened for HIP
- 50,000 patients treated at established clinics
This MoH-led programme, which rests on a strong institutional setup, represents a comprehensive framework building on successful outcomes and structures established under project WDF17-1446. It seeks to replicate and refine the well-functioning model used in the capital city by strengthening and empowering four regions to manage diabetes in a comprehensive and integrated manner targeting all health care levels.
National protocols for diabetes management will be updated and protocols for HIP and co-morbidities developed. Integrated diabetes services will be rolled out at each targeted facility through training, with provision of equipment and comprehensive coaching from regional teams. The involvement of the Global Fund as collaborating partner holds promise for potentially providing diagnosis equipment to HIV/TB patients.
Screening and advocacy campaigns will be rolled out and patient associations and journalists will be empowered to use local diabetes data and advocate for better diabetes care. Advocacy efforts by empowered patient associations can be instrumental in terms of policy and budgetary sustainability.
The MoH will review NCD data indicators for effective collection and integration into national health information systems (DHIS2) and better reporting on diabetes-related data at the national level.