Health  India Project #26786

Diabetes Prevention and Control in 250 Villages

by WOMEN FOR WOMEN Vetted since 2012 Site Visit Verified

Summary

Recent studies report that 8-10 percent of people in rural villages have diabetes. The reports has been a marked increase in diabetic cases in the lower income groups as compared to the prevalence of diabetes in the higher and middle income groups. As per this study about 13 percent of people in the lower income groups have been found to have diabetes. India is stated to become the number one country in the world for diabetes by 2025.

$55,312
total goal
$54,937
remaining
6
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

Many men and women suffer from diabetes in rural villages. Many men and women have developed complications that include loss of extremities, eyesight, teeth , high blood pressure and hypertension, etc. Knowledge level of the people on these aspects is low and that there is a lot of misinformation. Very few people only consult doctors as soon as symptoms develop and this leads to development of complications. take up a pilot basis for the identification of diabetes in 250 villages

Solution

One Day Orientation Program for the students in the Diploma in Nursing and Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology to discuss about the details of activities connected to the project and their participation in the program. The courses run by WFW Arts & Medical Institute of WFW. The detection camps will be organized in each village, conduct blood, urine tests,blood pressure and let people know the results on the spot in the village situation. Awareness will be created by pamphlets.

Long-Term Impact

To create the awareness among the rural village people about the Diabetes and importance of the disease, To contact all persons identified with symptoms and referred for treatment and offer repeat free blood and urine tests and testing of blood pressure and to provide counseling services; To protect poor people and their valuable lives, Diabetes prevention and control becoming major health problem in 250 rural villages.

Resources

http:/​/​www.wfwsociety.in

Organization Information

WOMEN FOR WOMEN

Location: KANNAMANGALAM, TAMILNADU - India
Website: http:/​/​www.wfwsociety.in
Project Leader:
JAYAMALA M
SECRETARY
KANNAMANGALAM, TAMILNADU India

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