Project HOPE makes strides against Diabetes and Hypertension in India

Launched in 2012, Project UDAY is led by the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), New Delhi in partnership with Population Services International (PSI) and Project HOPE.

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Project HOPE has crafted its training methodology on the VIPP (Visualization in Participatory Programs) approach

Project HOPE, the global health organization, is experiencing great success in India in its role in Project UDAY (which means "dawn" or "sunrise" in Hindi), a comprehensive diabetes and hypertension prevention and management program supported by Eli Lilly and Company under the Lilly NCD Partnership.

According to the International Diabetes Federation, India has the second largest population living with diabetes in the world, second only to China. Higher incomes, more sedentary lifestyles and diets heavy in starches and sugars as well as high blood pressure are all factors contributing to the spread of the disorder. While today there are about 65 million people with diabetes in India, the number is expected to increase to 109 million by 2030.

Launched in 2012, Project UDAY is led by the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), New Delhi in partnership with Population Services International (PSI) and Project HOPE. UDAY comprises a priority set of five synergistic ecosystem interventions with the overarching goal to prevent, detect, and reduce the risk of diabetes and hypertension and to improve the management of individuals with either of these conditions in two study sites. These sites are two geographically and culturally distinct areas (South and North India) located in Vishakhapatnam (Vizag) in the state of Andhra Pradesh and Sonipat in Haryana.

Project HOPE's main focus is to address the magnitude of diabetes and hypertension by developing skilled health care professionals and non-communicable diseases (NCD) patient networks for community empowerment. As the capacity building partner, Project HOPE is focused on advancing knowledge for transformative action towards early detection, prevention, management and timely referrals of NCDs. This involves understanding and responding to the specific needs of the community towards NCD care and management.

To maximize learning, Project HOPE has crafted its training methodology on the VIPP (Visualization in Participatory Programs) approach which involves adult participatory learning. Extensively participatory, it pivots around case scenario build-ups, informative live sessions, demonstrations and role plays and interactive exercises and games. The methodology creates a technology independent environment that is conducive to staying engaged throughout for advanced learning.

 

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