Improving Diabetes Care in Cap Haitien, Haiti (ST09-025)

Last update: 19/04/2017
  • Location :
    Cap Haitien, Haiti
    Topic :
    Diabetes complications, Underserved populations
    Duration :
    June 1, 2010 - July 30, 2012
    Main Institution :
    Maine Medical Centre, USA
    Other institution :
    Justinian University Hospital, Haiti Konbit Santé, Haiti
    Principal investigator :
    John Devlin
    Other investigator :
    Nate Nickerson; Michel Pierre; Philippe Larco; Nancy Charles-Larco; Nananda Col
    Amount allocated :
    USD 65,000
    Objectives :
    Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, with the lowest government expenditures on health care. Although prevalence data are few, hypertension is reported in greater than two-thirds of adults over age 40. Poverty, lack of education, political instability, and lack of resources all contribute to an excess burden of chronic illness. We propose to develop a diabetes treatment program which will deliver the three most cost effective interventions in developing countries: glycemic control in poorly controlled patients, blood pressure control, and foot care in high-risk individuals. Culturally appropriate educational materials will be developed and made widely available to the community.


  • World Diabetes Congress, Dubai (UAE), December 2011
  • 72nd Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association, Philadelphia (USA), June 2012



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