Santé Diabète in action
To develop strong public policies and sustainably strengthen the health system, the NGO is working with all its partners for better prevention and management of diabetes quality.
This innovative global approach is concretized in practice by the development of 6 components: prevention, access to care, therapeutic education, access to treatment, strengthening the role of civil society organizations, and implementation of actions in research.
Our areas of expertise
Urbanization, change in eating habits, decline in physical activity .... Overweight and obesity are realities in Africa (15% of women of childbearing age are obese). Raising awareness and encouraging behavioral changes to limit the onset of risk factors for diabetes is at the heart of our mission
STRENGTHENING THE CARE OFFER
To be effective, quality care for diabetes and its complications requires an efficient and decentralized health system. We are training quality health workers, and in sufficient numbers, and we are helping to strengthen technical platforms so that people with diabetes can live with their disease wherever they are in our countries of intervention.
The chronic nature of diabetes requires the patient to be involved in their health in order to manage their diabetes as well as possible and avoid the associated complications. We train health personnel in therapeutic education so that all those monitored have the skills necessary to manage their lives with diabetes as well as possible.
SUPPORT FOR PUBLIC HEALTH POLICIES
In order to integrate the prevention and management of diabetes in a sustainable framework, we work closely with public institutions to facilitate its consideration at the level of national health policies (NCDs, nutrition, maternal and child health , etc.).
ACCESS TO DRUGS
The often prohibitive prices and the low availability of molecules constitute a major issue in Africa. In collaboration with the Ministries of Health and general pharmacies, we work to facilitate access to treatment for patients.
DEVELOPMENT OF UNIVERSITY GRADUATE EDUCATION TRAINING
Quality initial training and regular in-service training for health professionals are vital to strengthening the health system.
STRENGTHENING OF CIVIL SOCIETY
Patient and health professional associations represent a real local lever in the construction of diabetes care and control adapted to patient needs and national requirements. We work on their structuring, help them develop their mobilization, communication and advocacy capacities so that they play a central role in the fight against diabetes.
Through our field activities, we have access to a large amount of reliable data, useful for a better understanding of the management of diabetes in a situation of limited resources and necessary for the capitalization of pilot actions to fight against diabetes in Africa. In order to enhance them, we are developing numerous research projects in collaboration with structures and health professionals, universities and international research centers.
Despite the impact that diabetes has on health systems and communities, the disease is little taken into account in international development policies and in the financing strategies of the main donors of international aid. We are helping to raise awareness among these actors, through strong advocacy actions and by actively participating in the WHO's global coordination mechanism for noncommunicable diseases.
DIABETES HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE
Equality and solidarity in the face of illness are essential. Whether it is helping populations in northern Mali in 2012 or more permanently supporting children with diabetes who do not have access to care and insulin, we are working to improve the health of all regardless of life circumstances.
EDUCATION IN CITIZENSHIP AND INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY
The causes of the explosion of diabetes in Africa are very similar to those encountered in Europe: increased life expectancy, sedentary lifestyle, nutritional transition and very rapid increase in overweight and obesity. Through the problem of diabetes, we are developing activities to raise awareness among the general French public of the dynamics, especially health, underway on the African continent.
|Mali||Burkina Faso||Union of the Comoros||France||International|
|STRENGTHENING THE CARE OFFER|
|Diabetes humanitarian response|
|Access to medication|
|Strengthening of civil society|
|Support for public health policies|
|Education for citizenship and international solidarity|
|Development of university diploma courses|
Our action partners
WE ACT IN THE COUNTRIES WHERE WE WORK WITH ALL LOCAL PARTNERS:
- Ministries of Health
- Ministries of Higher Education and Research
- Ministries of Education
- Directorates General of Health - Section of noncommunicable diseases
- Regional health directorates (e.g. regional health directorate in the district of Bamako)
- Structures in charge of drug management (e.g. the People's Pharmacy of Mali and the Pharmacy and Medicine Directorate of Mali)
- National hospitals
- Regional hospitals
- Secondary health centers
- Primary health centers
- Faculties of Medicine
- Learned societies
- Associations of people with diabetes
- Associations de professionnels de santé
- National NGOs