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International Diabetes Federation gives grant to Philippine diabetes education program
Date:5/7/2008

betes education by using locally adapted educational materials, with the support of Barangay Health Workers (BHW) as health educators. The pilot study is part of a long-term, self-sustaining diabetes program which aims at reducing the burden of diabetes by improving self-care and behaviour.

The Filipino Diabetes Self-Management Program goes to the heart of what the International Diabetes Federation BRIDGES program aims to achieve, said Linda Siminerio, Chair of the IDF BRIDGES Review Committee. This program has the potential to improve the lives of people living with diabetes and increase diabetes knowledge among the Barangay Health Workers who will now have the capacity to support quality care.


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Contact: Kerrita McClaughlyn
kerrita.mcclaughlyn@idf.org
32-487-530-625
International Diabetes Federation
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