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Diabetes

An emerging global health challenge

Africa, Asia, UK

PROBLEM

Diabetes is emerging as a huge challenge to global health worldwide. 387 million people worldwide have diabetes and this will rise by 200 million in the next 20 years. Tragically 50% is undiagnosed.
Complications include heart attack, stroke, amputations, kidney failure, leg ulcers & amputations, recurrent infections and blindness. Better awareness for health workers, patients and communities worldwide is vital.

GOALS
  • Improve prevention, detection and treatment of diabetes and its complications.
  • Reduce the impact on individuals and communities.
  • Ensure community health workers recognise diabetes and respond appropriately.
  • Raise public awareness.
  • Help patients with diabetes to understand their condition and treatment.

Diabetes is a serious long-term condition that needs careful treatment.

SOLUTIONS
  • Work with an experienced, international author team to develop appropriate, high-quality learning materials for each audience and region.
  • Demonstrate the clinical skills needed to diagnose diabetes and its complications, and provide appropriate treatment.
  • Gather clinical videos in our target regions (to increase engagement and local relevance).
  • Engage with users to shape materials and obtain learner/user feedback.
  • Assess the impact on knowledge, skills and decision making of health workers; patients’ ability to manage their diabetes; and on public awareness.
TARGETS
  • Develop a resource for doctors, nurses and allied health professionals for Asia and Europe/North America/Australasia, covering prevention, detection and treatment of diabetes and its complications.
  • Produce simplified materials for community health workers globally.
  • Provide patient education videos for patients, families and the wider public, to improve awareness and to help patients to manage their condition.
  • Use interviews, focus groups and informal feedback to understand the views of learners, educators, policy makers and key opinion leaders in this important area.


Improving prevention, detection and treatment of a major non-communicable global health challenge.


Where
Africa, Asia, UK
Topic
Diabetes: prevention, detection and treatment
Benefits
Improve the care of people with diabetes through health worker, patient and community education.
Dates
October 2016 - September 2019

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