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 - October 1, 2014
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.
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.