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Changing towards a cultural-sensitive multidisciplinary lifestyle approach for women with type 2 diabetes in Oujda, Morocco


This South Initiative is the first step towards a long-term general objective that aims to improve the quality of life and well-being of people living with type 2 diabetes (T2D) in the Oujda region by developing a multidisciplinary approach in the management of T2D, based upon international guidelines but adapted to the regional socio-economic and cultural context, and with a focus on empowerment of Muslim women. 

The intermediate results of this SI project proposal are: 1) Facilitators and perceived barriers in female patients with T2D towards change to a healthier lifestyle are known. 2) Characteristics of patients with T2D in the region of Oujda (prevalence, lifestyle, age, gender,…) are analysed. 3) Master and bachelor students have gained experience by participating to relevant research. 4) All involved stakeholders shared existing and newly acquired knowledge and expertise. 5) Facilitators and perceived barriers in health professionals of different disciplines to work together in the management of T2D are known. 

Intervention type

South Initiatives


01/01/2019 - 31/12/2021

This project is being implemented in:
Flemish promoter Dirk Vissers
Local promoter Abdellatif Maamri
Local partner institution Universiteit Antwerpen
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Local partner institution Université Mohammed Premier
visit www.ump.ma
Other Flemish Partners AP Hogeschool Antwerpen
visit www.ap.be
Other local partners Institut Supérieur des Professions Infirmières et Techniques de Santé
Budget € 55.628