ADDRESSING ACCESSIBILITY AND AFFORDABILITY: SAFETY NET FOR VULNERABLE GROUPS
Child saving activities:
Life for a child (LFAC) Programme in Bangladesh is a joint initiative of BADAS (Bangladesh Diabetic Association) & IDF (International Diabetes Federation). It was started in July 2010. The aim was to provide free support to underprivileged young diabetics from 1 to 26 years of age.
To provide basic medical care at free of cost to the poor young diabetics Insulin, Glucometer, Glucometer Strip, Lancets, Syringes, HbA1c test
Diabetes Care at various location:
As a part of manpower training, 309 doctors have attended Certificate Course on Diabetology, 204 doctors came out successfully in Batch- A to L. Batch-M has been started on November 2014.
Mobile Network Installation & operation:
An agreement was signed with TRCL for making a network with doctors working at Thana level. For this, TRCL is making Software and essential infrastructures at BIHS at Darus Salam, Mirpur. Enrolment of doctors from remaining Thana. ID number and Guide Book have been given to all diabetic Centres.
Accredited Physicians Scheme (APs):
So far 309 (Tree Hundred and Nine) Accredited Physician Center have been established successfully under this project and two more are on the pipeline for Inauguration.
Life for a child (LFAC):
LFAC is now covering 58 out of 64 districts of Bangladesh. Majority of the patients cannot afford to come to Dhaka center. So, Insulin are sent to peripheral Diabetes centers. 2311 children, adolescents and young adults have been enrolled in LFAC programme since June 2010. Among them 692 patients are taking insulin from Dhaka center. A research study is going on in partnership with the International Diabetes Federation, Life for a Child program (based in Sydney, Australia), the Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute (Oakland, USA), and College of Medicine, University of Florida (Gainesville, USA). The title is `Epidemiological study on childhood and youth diabetes in developing countries'.
Determine the type of diabetes in new cases of childhood and youth diabetes in Azerbaijan, Mali, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sudan, through standard clinical history features, and determination of auto-antibodies and C-peptide status. Determine incidence and prevalence of type 1 and other types of diabetes in youth in these countries.
Diabetes in Children :
Changing diabetes in children program is an initiative of Diabetic Association of Bangladesh in joint collaboration with Novo Nordisk and WDF. It is an integrated approach of providing free comprehensive and sustainable healthcare to children with diabetes in Bangladesh. The overall goal of the project is to increase access to diabetes care for children with Type 1 Diabetes and to help these childrens' life better.
The progress of the program in the FY 2014-15 :
Dietary pattern in diabetic children in CDiC- Training, Seminar and Conference were held First National Conference of Paediatric Endocrine Society of Bangladesh (PESB), was held on 24 April 2015 at BSMMU,Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Symposium on CDIC:
Changing Diabetes in Children Bangladesh perspective was held and the presenter were Mr Ulrik Uldal Nielsen, Senior General Manager, Global CDiC and Dr Prof Kishwar Azad, Project Director CDiC & Senior Honorary Consultant CDiC