Mobile Phone Diabetes Self-Management Support: a multi-country analysis of its implementation in existing Diabetes Self-Management Education Programmes in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Cambodia and the Philippines (LT10-341)

Last update: 19/04/2017
  • Location :
    Kinshasa (DRC); Takeo, Banteay, Meanchey, Kompong Speu and Kompong Thom (Cambodia); Quezon City, City of Batac, Pagudpud (Philippines)
    Topic :
    e-Health, Self-management
    Duration :
    October 1, 2011 - October 1, 2015
    Main Institution :
    Institute of Tropical Medicine (Belgium)
    Other institution :
    Memisa (Democratic Republic of Congo); MoPoTsyo (Cambodia); Veterans Memorial Medical Center (Philippines)
    Principal investigator :
    G.Kegels; J.C Kalobu; M.van Pelt; G.M Ku
    Other investigator :
    W.Van Damme; K.Van Acker; J.van Olmen; B.Villaraza; D.Dubourg
    Amount allocated :
    USD 380,265
    Objectives :
    This project examines if the use of mobile phone communication between people with diabetes and their health care givers improves existing diabetes self-management programmes in Congo, Cambodia and the Philippines. Mobile phones will be given to people to enable them to call for support. They will receive messages and calls about behaviour change and results and reminders to appointments and taking of medication. The effects of the intervention on health outcomes, access to treatment and enablement of people living with diabetes will be evaluated for each country and the differences in effect between countries will be analysed.


  • 2nd Global symposium on health systems research, Beijing (China), November 2012
  • Joint Uniting Streams - NVTG Symposium, Amsterdam (Netherlands), October 16, 2013
  • World Diabetes Congress, Melbourne (Australia), December 2013
  • 3rd Global symposium on health systems research, Cape Town (South Africa), October 2014



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