Palestine National Diabetes Project - Phase II
Our National Diabetes Project has been focusing on preventing diabetes with the overall goal to implement a national community- based approach to diabetes care and prevention, adopting a holistic approach to building communities capacity to address NCDs, specifically diabetes. Working on the national level, Juzoor has partnered with multiple stakeholders including the Palestinian Ministry of Health, UNRWA, Dan Church Aid (DCA), and Augusta Victoria Hospital (AVH). Due to its accomplishments in the first phase of the program, its high demand and to create sustain development, the World Diabetes Foundation has funded this program in its second phase aiming to equip and prepare an additional 4 model clinics and 8 intermediate clinics for diabetes patients screening and treatment in the targeted areas of East Jerusalem – Bir Nabala MoH Clinic, Toulkarem MoH Clinic, and Qalqilia UNRWA Clinic.
During the Pandemic:
- Juzoor has conducted an Evaluation of The Palestine National Diabetes Program 2017-2020 in August 2020
- Juzoor has screened the Impact of COVID-19 lockdown on type 2 diabetes mellitus patients and their nutritional lifestyle.
- A survey was conducted to track lifestyle habits and behaviors of type 2 diabetic patients in Palestine during the countrywide lockdown to help address important issues about the overall impact of social distancing measures on their health. Findings from the survey were published rapidly to inform current decision-making, as well as future pandemic responses in Palestine. The survey focused on the life of the diabetic patient, nutritional habits and the effect of lockdown on their lifestyle and nutrition.