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Research is a very important activity for the NGO Santé Diabète because it improves the effectiveness of our actions and the evaluation of our programs.

It also allows us to develop new approaches by directly articulating the results of these research actions on the implementation programs. Our participation in research work, set up in Africa or in France, is carried out in collaboration with many international universities, health structures or research centers.

Research areas

  • Nutrition
  • Reduced risk factors for diabetes
  • New therapeutic approaches
  • Access to treatments
  • Therapeutic education
  • Health information systems
  • Economic impact of diabetes
  • Traditional medicine
  • Medical anthropology
  • Health Literacy

Current research projects

Study on the exploration of health literacy for people with diabetes in Mali

The study on the health literacy of patients with diabetes in Mali affects 360 patients in 6 health structures in two regions of Mali (district of Bamako and region of Segou). This study is coordinated in the field in Mali by the teams of Santé Diabète in close partnership with the Ministry of Health of Mali, the University of Reunion and the team of Pr. Osborne at Dakine University (Australia) who developed the questionnaire (HLQ).

In 2017, the partners finalized the protocol and then the NGO Santé Diabète proposed it for validation to the ethics committee of the Faculty of Medicine of Mali. Santé Diabète leads, in collaboration with its local partners, the operational phase of the study in 2018 and 2019. The publication of the results of this work is planned for 2020.

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ACCISS study "Addressing the challenge and constraints of insulin sources and supply"

The Acciss study is a multi-center study by Health Action International, the University of Geneva and the University of Boston in the United States which includes Mali, Tanzania, Peru and Kirzygstan.

The objective is to improve access to insulin by analyzing the opportunities and constraints linked to its availability, but also of all the medical devices necessary for injecting insulin (syringes, readers and blood glucose strips. ..).

Santé Diabète coordinates, with the Ministry of Health and medical specialists, since 2018 and until the end of 2020, the implementation of this study in Mali.

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Agrisan study

This research project which involves Santé Diabète, the Research Development Institute (IRD) and many other research institutions in Mali has 5 objectives:

  1. Analyze the food supply in Bamako;
  2. Carry out an inventory of urban agriculture and determine its real place in the global food supply of Bamako (specify the different productions and their availability, the accessibility of the productions and their sanitary quality); .
  3. Evaluate the health and nutritional status of households, focusing on the risk factors of Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs);
  4. Evaluate the impact of changes in food consumption patterns on the health of the population of Bamako by focusing on the emergence of NCDs