Diabetes management in DRC


Dates: September 2014 – August 2016
Funder: Medécins Sans Frontières
ECOHOST staff involved: Bayard Roberts, Pablo Perel
Description: This study is carried out in partnership with the Manson Unit of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and will take place in the MSF programme in Mweso, North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The aim of the study is to assess the feasibility and effectiveness of an intervention to implement treatment and management for diabetes in Mweso. The study objectives are to: measure the effectiveness of care on outcomes for patients with diabetes; assess the baseline prevalence of diabetes and diabetes risk-factors; measure the economic feasibility of implementing care for insulin dependent diabetes; and explore perspectives of health workers and patients on compliance patterns for care for insulin dependent diabetes. Research methods include a cohort of diabetes patients, cross-sectional household surveys, and qualitative research.
Collaborators: Manson UnitMédecins Sans Frontières (Amsterdam)
For further information, please contact Bayard Roberts