Our Approach

Our Approach
WDF’s project portfolio can be divided into three groups according to the capacity available at the country and partner levels.
GDM patient education in Bangladesh.

Small-scale grassroots initiatives

These pilot projects are often formulated and implemented by civil society organisations in collaboration with local health authorities. They typically target awareness raising, capacity building, training of healthcare professionals and/or the establishment of clinics and healthcare units.

Example: India, Prevention and Control of Diabetes and Self-Care and Foot-Care Management in Diabetes
These WDF-funded projects aim to improve diabetes awareness and care in Uttar Pradesh through collaboration with a Christian network of grassroots civil society organisations. Partners: Catholic Health Association of India (CHAI) and local authorities.

Example: Diabetes prevention in rural Georgia
This project focuses on training and deploying Georgian Red Cross Society volunteers to improve diabetes prevention, detection and care in one of Georgia’s poorest districts.Partners: Danish Red Cross, Georgia Red Cross Society, Georgian Diabetes and Diagnostic Centre, Georgian Ministry of Health and Gardabani district municipality.

Intermediate-scale projects

These projects tend to have wider geographic reach, cover more of the WDF’s strategic Intervention and Focus Areas, and align with national strategies and action plans. They are often implemented alongside other projects, and involve multiple stakeholders and a range of partners. 

Example: Colombia, Generación Vida Nueva Barranquilla
The consolidation of an earlier WDF-funded project (WDF10-572), this project is establishing a protocol for screening, evaluation and intervention for high-risk families, while raising general diabetes awareness and improving primary healthcare capacity.Partners: Fundacion Vida Nueva, Barranquilla City Mayor’s Office, MoH central level and multiple supporting institutions. 

Large-scale diabetes and NCD responses

These large-scale programmes are often implemented with ministries of health, and are closely aligned with national strategies, action plans and targets in the WHO Global Action Plan. They typically have a broad stakeholder base, wide national coverage and cover many ofthe WDF’s focus areas. 

Example: Kenya National Diabetes/NCD Response Programme support
Mainstreaming comprehensive, multidisciplinary diabetes/NCD care in the national healthcare delivery system in Kenya.Partners: Kenyan Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation, Kenya Diabetes Management and Information Centre, the County Executive Committee.