Also, in March 2019, MPA in collaboration with the Fanteakwa District Health Directorate provided training for frontline health workers to Strengthen capacity of the frontline health workers to undertake community mobilization, diabetes education and screening.
In all 30 frontline health workers mainly Community Health Officers (CHOs) and 7 District Health staff to act as supervisors received the training. In all 1815 clients were screened.
This year, 2020 the Millennium Promise and the Sugar Project partners took the community outreach program to the North Tongu District in Volta Region of Ghana.
Three Sub Districts namely Mepe, Juapong and Battor comprises 28 communities are currently receiving diabetes education and free screening
The objectives of this year’s Sugar Project outreach were to:
- Sensitize and educate the North Tongu Communities on diabetes prevention and management.
- Educate community members to adopting simple lifestyle practices such as regular intake of water, carefully followed-planned meals, management of carbohydrates in diet, mealtime consistency and exercise; for prevention of diabetes and healthy living.
- Offer free diabetes screening to the people of Battor and the entire selected Communities.
- Strengthen community-based strategic information systems for diabetes prevention and management with the introduction of real-time e-health systems that allows, among others, strong referrals.
- Strengthen the capacity of frontline health workers to undertake community mobilization, diabetes education and screening.