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Department: Humanitarian Assistance
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
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 September 2018, the following activities have been carried out:
1. 12 seed instructors have finished the training at Taipei Veterans General Hospital.
2. 2 consultants from Taipei Veterans General Hospital have been dispatched and completed seed instructor supervision.
3. Organizing 2 workshops for 171 local physicians and nurses.
4. Organizing 2 workshops for 39 local health promoters.
5. Setting up a database for chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients and a follow-up system to strengthen the management of CKD and its high risk groups, such as diabetes patients and hypertensive patients.
6. Provided all 17 communities CKD education posters and leaflets.
7. Held education events with the Kidney Disease Association in the World Kidney Day, include in local radio broadcasts interviewed, urine screening and education, and women chronic kidney disease lectures.
8. Setting up statistics data and database related to chronic disease case.
9. Provided communications equipment for Health Promotion Unit of Ministry of Health and Gender Affairs, Nevis Island Administration.
10. Provided the health education pamphlets in local health facilities, and through project health promotion activities to deliver the pamphlets.
Project Performance: Strengthen the chronic disease prevention and control system in St. Kitts and Nevis especially for chronic kidney disease.
Project Contact: Amon, C.H. Yang
Phone: (02)2873-2323#312
E-mail: yang.c.liu@icdf.org.tw
Mission: Taiwan Technical Mission in Saint Kitts and Nevis
Sector: Social Infrastructure and Services
Sector Item: Health
Cooperating Country: Caribbean, St. Kitts and Nevis
Project status: Projects under implementation
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  • Date:2017/3/30
  • Date Updated:2018/11/15