Capacity Building Project for the Prevention and Control of Chronic Kidney Disease in St. Kitts and Nevis

From TaiwanICDF 2018-03-28

Project Description

 

The medical burden caused by kidney disease has already had a significant impact on St. Kitts and Nevis. The current challenge is the lack of a comprehensive chronic disease prevention and control system targeting chronic kidney disease. This project aims to address this.

The major elements of the project include:

  1. Assisting in planning effective integrated care strategies and practices for the prevention and control of chronic kidney disease
  2. Strengthening nephrology care
  3. Improving community self-management capabilities for the prevention and control of chronic kidney disease.

Project Period: 2017.04-2020.03

 

Project Objectives

 

  1. Assisting in planning effective integrated care strategies and practices for the prevention and control of chronic kidney disease:
  • Arrange for health officials to visit Taiwan
  • Set up and strengthen statistical data collection and databases related to chronic disease
  • Hold at least one international conference focusing on the prevention and control of chronic kidney disease

 

  1. Strengthening nephrology care:
  • Enhance nephrology facilities by  upgrading hemodialysis equipment. Related efforts will address reverse osmosis water systems for hemodialysis in Nevis and hemodialysis machines in St. Kitts. The project will also seek to strengthen basic examination capacity.
  • Enhance professional capacities and human resources in the field of nephrology.
  1. Improving community self-management capabilities for the prevention and control of chronic kidney disease:
  • Build the capacity of community health education personnel
  • Hold community health education and promotional activities

 

Progress (Through the End of December 2017)

 

  1. Assisting in planning effective integrated care strategies and practices for the prevention and control of chronic kidney disease:
  • Setting up a database for chronic kidney disease patients and a follow-up system to strengthen the management of these patients and high risk groups such as those with diabetes and hypertension.
  1. Strengthening nephrology care:
  • Six seed instructors have completed training at Taipei Veterans General Hospital.
  • Organized chronic kidney disease prevention and control workshop for 171 local physicians and nurses.
  • Two consultants from Taipei Veterans General Hospital have been dispatched and completed seed instructor supervision.

 

  1. Improving community self-management capabilities for the prevention and control of chronic kidney disease:
  • Organizing two health education and promotion workshops for 39 local health promotion personnel