“Without reliable information, people with diabetes are extremely vulnerable; reliable information is necessary to self-manage diabetes.”
Our mission is to improve access to reliable information for Cambodian diabetics, especially those who are poor. We want to make living with diabetes and other chronic diseases more affordable and feasible for Cambodia’s poor.
Our vision is that this can be done best by involving people who have the disease themselves. With involvement and training passive patients can become active people able to manage their disease and share their knowledge and skills with others.
We aim to achieve:
In the intervention areas:
- Households in poor communities understanding how, where and when to deal with diabetes.
- Detection and registration of diabetes patients in the target zone in a functional network with low maintenance costs.
- Positive “end of course evaluation” showing understanding of diabetes disease among registered patients.
- Improved HbA1C test results compared with baseline among the registered members.
- An established patient information centre in the community well used by the target groups and with minimal maintenance costs.
- Efficient levels of household expenditure in relation to diabetes.
At the level of NGO MoPoTsyo patient information centre:
- An effective module that can be replicated elsewhere and made available to interested agencies in Cambodian society as well as other poor resource countries.
- A model that can be used to develop modules for other diseases.
At health service provider level:
- Improved supply of diabetes medicines and resources.
- Better availability of those resources to diabetes patients.
At policy level:
- Useful data that helps to calculate costs when making simulations.
- Data that demonstrates feasibility and effectiveness of peer education networks.
- Locally produced Cambodian materials for health promotion.
- Useful ideas that help make sure that policy making is based on existing best practices.
- Creation of channels for future external funding.
We try to avoid creating dependencies and work towards structural solutions as much as possible. The way we work is based on our Charter & our 12 work principles