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Project Name: Capacity Building Project for the Prevention and Control of Diabetes in St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Project Description: According to Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) statistics, mortality rate due to diabetes in SVG increased by about 11.6 percent in the past decade (2005 to 2015), with a mortality rate of around 91.24 people/ 100,000 populations.
The purpose of this project is to strengthen the integrated care ability among health workers, promote health knowledge, and provide epidemiological report.
Overall, this project will:
1. Assist in planning effective integrated care strategies and practices on the prevention and control of diabetes.
2. Strengthen the ability of integrated diabetes care in healthcare facilities.
3. Improve health self-management of community people for prevention and control of diabetes.

Implementation Start Date: 2018/2/1
Implementation End Date: 2021/1/31
Source of Funding: Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Ministry of Health, SVG/MacKay Memorial 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 diabetes.
A. Health officials to visit Taiwan to understand Taiwan’s policies, integrated care and health education programs related to the prevention and control of diabetes.
B. Health officials to design the SVG integrated diabetes care model with the assistance of consultants from Taiwan, and submit an integrated diabetes care report with recommendations.
C. Hold at least one international conference focusing on prevention and control of diabetes.
2. Strengthen the ability of integrated diabetes care in healthcare facilities.
A. Conduct an intervention study of diabetes health education through utilizing the case tracking and management model, and produce an epidemiology report.
B. Strengthen the function of chronic disease integrated care team in at least one district hospital.
C. Strengthen the hardware equipment which related to NCDs in selected healthcare facilities.
3. Improve health self-management of community people for prevention and control of diabetes.
A. Build a capacity of health education personnel
B. Hold health education and promotion activities in the community.
Current Progress:

To the end of June 2019, the following activities have been carried out:

1. Assist in planning effective integrated care strategies and practices on the prevention and control of diabetes.
(1) Invited three health officials from SVG to visit Taiwan and those officials produced a recommendations report on integrated diabetes care.
2. Strengthen the ability of integrated diabetes care in healthcare facilities.
(1) Submitted an intervention research proposal of diabetes health education to MoH in St. Vincent and currently it is in IRB reviewing process.
(2) Completed trainings on diabetes integrated care for 18 seed instructors in Taiwan (including 4 physicians, 6 nurses, 4 dietitians and 4 health promoters).
(3) Donated five HbA1C analyzer machines and fifty five foot care kits to health facilities in St. Vincent.
3. Improve health self-management of community people for prevention and control of diabetes.
(1) Conducted six diabetes health education activities, and provided health education to 171 people and HbA1C screen to 249 people.
(2) Through local medial, promoted the self-prevention on diabetes for four times. 
(3) Distributed 400 pieces of diabetes health education leaflets during World Diabetes Day and other health education activities.

Project Contact: Amon, C.H. Yang
Phone: 886-2-28732323 ext.312
E-mail: yang.c.liu@icdf.org.tw
Project Type: Technical Assistance and Capacity Building
Approval Date: 2018/2/1
Mission: Taiwan Technical Mission in Saint Vincent & the Grenadines
Sector: Social Infrastructure and Services
Sector Item: Health
Cooperating Country: Caribbean, St.Vincent and the Grenadines
Project status: Projects under implementation
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  • Date Updated:2019/8/1