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Department: Humanitarian Assistance
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.


Region: Caribbean
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 2018, the following activities have been carried out:
1. Taiwanese government and SVG government signed the agreement for project implementation on February 1st.
2. The project inception meeting with stakeholders from SVG was held on May 8th.
Project Contact: Ivy Shih
Phone: 886-2-28732323 ext.304
E-mail: ivy.shih@icdf.org.tw
Signing Date: 2018/2/1
Mission: Taiwan Technical Mission in Saint Vincent & the Grenadines
Sector: Social Infrastructure and Services
Sector Item: Health
Cooperating Country: St.Vincent and the Grenadines
Project status: Projects under implementation
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  • Date:2018/2/13
  • Date Updated:2018/8/27