Institute of Tropical Medicine (Belgium)
Memisa (Democratic Republic of Congo); MoPoTsyo (Cambodia); Veterans Memorial Medical Center (Philippines)
G.Kegels; J.C Kalobu; M.van Pelt; G.M Ku
W.Van Damme; K.Van Acker; J.van Olmen; B.Villaraza; D.Dubourg
Locations of the project:
Kinshasa (DRC); Takeo, Banteay, Meanchey, Kompong Speu and Kompong Thom (Cambodia); Quezon City, City of Batac, Pagudpud (Philippines)
October 1, 2011 - May 1, 2015
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.
Joint Uniting Streams - NVTG Symposium, October 16, 2013, Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Josefien van Olmen, Grace Marie Ku, Maurits van Pelt, Jean Clovis Kalobu, Heang Hen, Christian Darras, Kristien Van Acker, Batlhazar Villaraza, François Schevellis, Guy Kegels "The effectiveness of text messages support for diabetes self-management: protocol of the TEXT4DSM study in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Cambodia and the Phillipines"  BMC Public Health, May 2013
BRIDGES (Bringing Research in Diabetes to Global Environments and Systems) is a programme initiated by the International Diabetes Federation , and supported by an educational grant from Lilly Diabetes.