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Capacity Building Project for the Prevention and Control of Metabolic Chronic Diseases in St. Lucia
Capacity Building Project for the Prevention and Control of Metabolic Chronic Diseases in St. Lucia
  • Public Health and Medicine
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Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
03.Good Health and Well-Being

Project Name:Capacity Building Project for the Prevention and Control of Metabolic Chronic Diseases in St. Lucia

Project status:Projects in Operation

Cooperating Country:Caribbean, St. Lucia

Project Description:

The project is expected to utilize Taiwan’s years of experience in metabolic chronic diseases management mechanisms to help improve the chronic disease prevention and control system in St. Lucia. Enhancing the self-management abilities of patients and high-risk groups with chronic diseases will help reduce the country’s medical and financial burdens. The project content includes: (1) Strengthen the promotion of related strategies for the prevention and control of metabolic chronic diseases; (2) Strengthen the capacity for metabolic chronic diseases prevention and control at medical institutions; (3) Enhance the self-management capacities of community residents for the prevention and control of metabolic chronic diseases.

Region:Caribbean

Implementation Start Date:2023-03-02

Implementation End Date:2027-03-01

Source of Funding:TaiwanICDF/Ministry of Health, St. Lucia/Cathay General Hospital

Project Objectives:

The objectives of this project are:
1. Strengthen the promotion of related strategies for the prevention and control of metabolic chronic diseases.
A. Policy planners to visit Taiwan.
B. Provide a report on promotion strategy recommendations in accordance with existing metabolic chronic disease strategies and plans in the country.
C. Hold an international seminar on the prevention and control of metabolic chronic diseases.

2. Strengthen the capacity for metabolic chronic diseases prevention and control at medical institutions.
A. Strengthen the professional and case management capacities of the metabolic chronic disease team in medical institutions.
B. Assist at least 5 public medical institutions to strengthen the hardware equipment needed for the prevention and control of metabolic chronic diseases.

3. Enhance the self-management capacities of community residents for the prevention and control of metabolic chronic diseases.
A. Capacity building of community health education personnel.
B. Community health education promotion activities.
C. Improve people’s management of their own metabolic conditions.

Executing Agency:

TaiwanICDF/Ministry of Health, St. Lucia/Cathay General Hospital

Implementation Arrangement:

Members of the Project will provide technical assistance and assistance for capacity building.

Current Progress:

By the end of  2023, the following activities have been carried out:

  • Invited 3 policy planners from Ministry of Health of St. Lucia to visit Taiwan.
  • Provided the seed instructor training in Taiwan for 5 healthcare personnel.
  • Conducted 1 community health education training for 22 healthcare personnel.
  • Held 1 physical exercise promotion activity; a total of 38 people participated.
  • Held 3 nutrition courses; a total of 231 people participanted.
  • Developed 3 recipes exclusive for diabetic patients. 
  • Held 2 health promotion events and used social media for promotion.
  • Disseminated 2,690 copies of health education materials on diabetes and hypertension topic.
  • Provided 7 health screening service and screened 443 people. 

Project Performance:

Strengthen the capacity for the prevention and control of metabolic chronic diseases in St. Lucia.

Project Contact:Abby Tseng

Phone:+886-2-2873-2323#6066

E-mail:y.c.tseng@icdf.org.tw

Signing Date:2023-03-02

Cooperating Stakeholders:Ministry of Health, St. Lucia/Cathay General Hospital

Mission:Taiwan Techical Mission in Saint Lucia

  • Update:2024-01-31
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