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Project Name: Capacity Building Project for the Prevention and Control of Chronic Kidney Disease in St. Kitts and Nevis
Project Description: The medical burden caused by kidney disease has already had significant impact on SKN, and the current challenge is lacking of a complete chronic disease prevention and control system targeting chronic kidney disease. Therefore, the project is expected to strengthen their chronic disease prevention and control system especially for chronic kidney disease. The major elements of the project will include: (1) assist in planning effective integrated care strategies and practices on prevention and control of chronic kidney disease; (2) strengthen the function of nephrology in the medical care system; (3) improve the community’s self-management ability for prevention and control of chronic kidney disease.

Implementation Start Date: 2017/4/1
Implementation End Date: 2020/3/31
Approval Amount: USD 1,262,548
Source of Funding: Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Ministry of Health, St. Kitts and Nevis/Taipei Veterans General Hospital
Project Objectives: The objectives of this project are:
1.Assist in planning effective integrated care strategies and practices on the prevention and control of chronic kidney disease.
A.Health officials to visit Taiwan
B.Set up and strengthen statistics data and database related to chronic disease
C.Hold at least one international conference focusing on prevention and control of chronic kidney disease.
2.Strengthen the function of nephrology in the medical care system.
A.Strengthen the hardware of facility related to nephrology: upgrade the function of hemodialysis equipment; for example, reverse osmosis water system for hemodialysis (in Nevis) and hemodialysis machine (in St. Kitts), and strengthen the basic examination capacity.
B.Improve the professional capacities and manpower in the division of nephrology.
3.Improve community’s self-management ability for prevention and control of chronic kidney disease.
A.Build capacity of health education personnel in the community.
B.Hold health education and promotion activities in the community.
Implementation Arrangement: Members of the Project will provide technical assistance and assistance for capacity building.
Current Progress: To the end of June 2017, the following activities have been carried out:
1.One project manager has been dispatched to kick-off the project in April.
2.Strengthen the function of nephrology in the medical care system.
(1)Preperation for 4 healthcare personnels to attend the seed instructor training in Taiwan.
3.Improve community’s self-management ability for prevention and control of chronic kidney disease.
(1)Preperation for 2 community health educators to attend the seed instructor training in Taiwan.
Project Performance: Strengthen the chronic disease prevention and control system in SKN especially for chronic kidney disease.
Project Contact: Kim, C.W. Hsu
Phone: (02)2873-2323#308
E-mail: c.w.hsu@icdf.org.tw
Project Type: Technical Assistance and Capacity Building
Sector: Social Infrastructure and Services
Sector Item: Health
Cooperating Country: Caribbean, St. Kitts and Nevis
Themes: Public Health
Project status: Projects under implementation
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  • Date Updated:2017/8/21