Research is a very important aspect of the activities conducted by Santé Diabète because it improves the effectiveness of our actions and the evaluation of our programs.
It also enables us to develop new approaches by directly linking the results of these research actions to 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.
AREAS OF RESEARCH
MAIN RESEARCH PROJECTS
STUDY ON THE EXPLORATION OF LITTERACY IN HEALTH IN PEOPLE WITH DIABETES IN MALI
The interest of meeting the health literacy needs of patients with chronic diseases has been highlighted by numerous public health studies, in terms of individual and population benefits. Therefore it seemed essential to Santé Diabète to conduct a study to assess the level of health literacy with diabetes in Mali and health professionals. For this, we have called on long-standing partner, such as the La Reunion University Hospital and the University of La Reunion. The main elements resulting from the synthesis of the study show on the one hand the place of the doctor who remains by far the main referent in several areas: the referent in terms of management and monitoring of the disease, the referent in terms of health information. On the other hand, "the sick person cannot be considered as being solely the bearer of a pathology: he is above all a social being, in dynamics and in perpetual interaction with other individuals of the family, of the world of work or neighborhood, in specific geographical, cultural and economic environments”. The support is primarily moral and takes the form of help from the family with regard to food, treatment or attendance at consultations; then sometimes financial with the purchase of drugs.
For more information : https://www.who.int/healthpromotion/health-literacy/en/
Launch of the Switch insulin study in Mali
The study "Evaluation of the impact of the introduction of Basaglar, a long-acting insulin analogue, on the clinical results and quality of life of young diabetics in Mali" was developed by a group of researchers including Malian specialists doctors under the lead of Dr Togo, teams from the NGO Santé Diabète, teams from the Life For A Child Program, teams from hospitals and the University of Geneva and finally Dr De Beaufort, president of ISPAD.
ACCISS study "Addressing the challenge and constraints of insulin sources and supply"
The Acciss Study is a multicenter study conducted by Health Action International, the University of Geneva and Boston University in the United States that includes Mali, Tanzania, Peru and Kyrzygstan.
The objective is to improve access to insulin by analyzing the opportunities and constraints linked to its availability, as well as all the medical devices necessary for the injection of insulin (syringes, readers and blood glucose strips. ..).
Santé Diabète has been coordinating, with the Ministry of Health and medical specialists, since 2018 and until the end of 2020, the implementation of this study in Mali.
For more information : http://haiweb.org/what-we-do/acciss-fact-sheets/