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JAMAICANS living with diabetes are to benefit from a health study being carried out by the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), the University of the West Indies (UWI) and the University of Technology (Utech).
The project, dubbed BRIDGES, an acronym for Bringing Research in Diabetes to Global Environment and Systems, is aimed at helping persons to better care for themselves while living with the disease.
The programme's strategy is to provide community-based diabetes education through specially trained peer educators or Community Health Aides (CHA). It is based on a culture specific peer education curriculum.
BRIDGES will examine the effects of Type 2 diabetes on persons in Jamaica, and will be launched in six regional territories.
According to Shelly McFarlane, project manager for the North American and Caribbean Region at the International Diabetes Federation, the process started in May this year when six country coordinators were trained in Barbados. The country coordinator for Jamaica, Mrs Zoe Wellington, subsequently organised the training of the CHAs from health centres in Kingston & St Andrew.
The Community Health Aides participated in an intensive three-day workshop, which covered various aspects of diabetes self-management. They will then communicate the information to persons living in select communities.
In addition to Jamaica, Antigua, Barbados, Belize, Grenada, and St. Lucia are also participating in
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