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Community-led program to prevent diabetes, WDF16-1350

WDF16-1350
The project aims to strengthen access to diabetes care and foot care among indigenous peoples in selected districts of Tripura, through a community approach.

Objectives

  • To raise awareness and screen indigenous groups for diabetes and foot problems   
  • To train doctors in diabetes foot care
  • To train community health workers on diabetes and foot care to provide basic care at the doorsteps
  • To establish diabetes clinics at the community level

Approach

Through the project local doctors and surgeons will be trained in diabetes and foot care, incl. ulcer management through a three-day course conducted by state level experts. Hereafter community health workers will be trained to form field teams which will provide basic diabetes care and prevention at the village level. The teams will consist of both ASAH workers and traditional healers who will participate in a five-day training program on diabetes prevention, diagnostics and care. Later on, the teams will also be trained in diabetes foot screening and management and they will be provided with diabetes foot care kits.

Screening and awareness camps will be organised across the villages where at-risk persons will be screened and health education will be provided to all.

Diabetes clinics will be established at the village level to provide basic diabetes services such as diagnostics (OGTT), counselling and foot screening. Clinics will be established in existing public health care facilities under Department of Health and will be managed by the trained HCPs. The clinics will receive diabetes patients identified through camps and provide care for them. Electronic patient registers will be introduced at clinics.

A referral system will be established between camps, diabetes clinics and referral hospitals. The patients will be followed-up through a SMS system to ensure that proper care is provided.

Expected results

  • 4 diabetes clinics established
  • 20 doctors incl. surgeons trained on foot care
  • 50 CHW trained in diabetes and foot care
  • 20,000 at-risk persons screened for diabetes
  • 14,000 diabetes patients screened for diabetes foot complications 
  • 360 camps awareness and screening camps conducted
  • 57,600 people sensitised on diabetes and foot care

Project information

Project nr.: 
WDF16-1350
Project Status: 
Ongoing
Interventions and focus areas: 
Primary focus area: 
Region: 
South East Asia
Country: 
West Tripura Tripura
India
Partners: 
Ananta Welfare Society
Project responsible: 
Sukanta Nath Bhowmik
Project period: 
2017 to 2020
Project budget: 
EUR 149,730
WDF contribution: 
EUR 124,626

Expected results

  • 4 diabetes clinics established
  • 20 doctors incl. surgeons trained on foot care
  • 50 CHW trained in diabetes and foot care.
  • 20,000 at-risk persons screened for diabetes
  • 14,000 diabetes patients screened for diabetes foot complications  
  • + more