PROJECT TITLE
Strengthening the national diabetes care services by enhancing the capacity of health care providers.
 
PROJECT PERIOD
From 1st July 2007 to December 2011
 
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES OF PROJECT
 
Goal: Strengthening the national diabetes care services by enhancing the capacity of service providers - doctors, health educators and other paramedical field staff. 
 
Objectives:
To plan and conduct training workshops for Doctors, Health Educators, and Paramedical personnel from the project states. The participants include staff from Government, NGO and private medical systems.

To support the project states technically in strengthening their diabetes service delivery through trained man power.

To motivate the participants to establish a network of Diabetes Prevention and Management Centers starting with rural areas.

To raise the awareness of all the stakeholders including Policymakers, Health Managers, NGO and general population on prevention of diabetes and its complications.
  
Project States:  
Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, , Orissa, Gujarat, Chattisgarh, Uttranjal, Himachal Pradesh and Assam.  
 
Nodal agency: 
India Diabetes Research Foundation-World Diabetes Foundation Project.  
 
Project Implementation Plan: 
Capacity building of Doctors, Nurses, Medical Social Workers, Health Educators, Dieticians, Foot care Technicians. The duration of the course ranges from 3 days to 2 weeks, as detailed below. 
 
Training of Doctors: 
Doctors will be given training in Diabetes control and management at Chennai for 5 days. During the project period, 960 doctors will be trained at the rate of 30 per batch.
 
Eligibility Criteria for Doctors 
Should possess MBBS Degree as qualification.
Should have a minimum of three years of service for those in Community Health Centres / Primary Health Centres, District/Taluk Head quarters hospitals
Should have the capability of maintaining records required for IDRF – WDF Project
In case of doctors working under Government system they should submit their applications through proper channels. Click here to download the application form.
 
Eligibility criteria for Training of Trainers Programme at Chennai
Age: 30-55yrs
Qualifications : Post graduate degree in their respective
field of expertise (medical / non-medical)
Experience: 3-5 yrs of service .
Faculty members in the Health Training Institutes of Government or Private Health Training Institutes will be preferred
 
Training of Para medical personnel:
4000 Para medical personnel from the selected Project states under Out Reach Training Workshops for 3 days duration at 40 per batch.
  
Eligibility criteria for Paramedical Personnel:
Out Reach training in their own states
Age : 25-55yrs
Qualifications: Higher Secondary Education with qualified training in their respective field: Staff nurse, Multi Purpose Health Workers, ( Male & Female), Lab technicians, Pharmacists, Physiotherapists and other similar categories.
Experience : Minimum 3 years experience in their respective field.
 
Training of Health Educators and Dieticians:
Health Educators/ Dieticians will be given training in Diabetes prevention and education and awareness creation on early detection, control and diet plan and control at Chennai for 2 weeks. During the project period, 600 Health Educators/ Dieticians will be trained at the rate of 30 per batch.
 
Eligibility criteria for Health Educators for training at Chennai
Age : 25-55yrs
Qualifications: Post Graduate/Graduate in Social Sciences / Health Education
Experience: Minimum 3 years experience in Health Education/Community Health /Primary HealthCare/Diabetes Education/Counseling either in Government or Private system.
Click here to download the application form

Eligibility criteria for Dietician for training at Chennai:
Age : 25-55yrs
Qualifications: Post Graduate /Graduate in Dietetics / Nutrition
Experience : Minimum 3 years experience in Dietetics / Nutrition /Health Education/Diabetes Education/Counseling either in Government or Private system.
Click here to download the application form
 
Terms of Fellowship for training at IDRF, Chennai: 
For all the training courses conducted at Chennai, the participants will be paid the entire travel cost by train. 

Contact: 

Project Director,
IDRF – WDF Project,
No.14, Victoria Crescent, P.V.Cheriyan Crescent Road,
Egmore, Chennai – 600 105. Telephone No.044-2821 8282
E.mail:
idrfwdf@gmail.com, Web: http://www.indiadiabetesfoundation.org 

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