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Capacity building for optimizing primary care and community initiatives for Type II Diabetes in Cambodia


Cambodia is confronted with a growing diabetes epidemic, translated in an increase of the prevalence of deaths attributable to this chronic disease by 42.9% between 2005 and 2016. The diabetes epidemic is projected to severely hamper the country's much needed developmental progress. The country's public health system has been primarily designed to tackle acute diseases and is therefore not capable of comprehensively addressing this public health problem.

The proposed project intends to address this problem by joining forces with two local actors - NIPH and MoPoTsyo - to generate context-sensitive strategies to co-create comprehensive but context-specific diabetes care. More specifically, it aims to (1) investigate where current policies and strategies differ from the optimal WHO ICCC framework, and (2) see how these differences translate in suboptimal outcomes in diabetes management, and finally (3) develop roadmaps (together with the stakeholders) to overcome the shortcomings in the current approaches.

Intervention type

TEAM projects


01/01/2019 - 31/12/2022

This project is being implemented in:
Flemish promoter Edwin Wouters
Local promoter Por Ir
Financial collaborator Megan Hermans
Local partner institution Universiteit Antwerpen
visit www.uantwerpen.be
Local partner institution National Institute of Public Health
visit https://www.niph.org.kh/niph/index.html
Other Flemish Partners Instituut voor Tropische Geneeskunde
visit www.itg.be
Budget € 279.422