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International Diabetes Federation grant supports Jordanian diabetes micro-clinic project
Date:5/29/2008

rces. They also provide a psycho-social support system for each person with diabetes in the micro-clinic who is in dealing with managing this chronic condition.

We believe that the growing diabetes epidemic is one of the largest public health challenges facing the Kingdom of Jordan and indeed the Middle East region as a whole. The Global Micro-Clinic Project and its partners are committed to addressing this problem in empowering the people of Jordan to secure a healthy and prosperous future, said Daniel Zoughbie, founder and director of the Global Micro Clinic Project.

According to Zoughbie, the successful implementation of the Micro Clinic Project will promote wellness, alleviate the economic burden of poor health, and provide a model comprehensive public health approach to the management of diabetes in Jordan. The Community- based micro-clinics will provide further access to diabetes education and management through local outreach, diabetes awareness and trainings.

Prevention and education messages are well-needed in the Middle East Region. According to IDF Diabetes Atlas data, the Middle East has some of the highest diabetes rates in the world, said Dr. Linda Siminerio, Chair of the IDF BRIDGES Review Committee. The region is a time bomb waiting to explode unless programs like the Jordanian Micro-clinic Project help to educate people and prevent diabetes. The BRIDGES program is ready to support them in their efforts.

The Federation, through BRIDGES, is committed to converting research findings into useful practices for the provision of quality care and services. The diabetes education program in Jordan, along with the 10 other selected translational research projects, was chosen because of its innovative idea, demonstration of the potential for health care cost savings, sustainability plans and the opportunity for its results to be widely replicated in other settings.

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