Balamu - NCD Research, Education and Care

Organisation: Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Partner country: Uganda
Partner organisation in partner country: The African Community Centre for Social Sustainability (ACCESS)
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The aim of the project is to significantly improve patient care and education in the field of chronic non-communicable diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes and chronic kidney disease. The focus is on the expansion of care structures and the training and further education of local health personnel. In particular, the team relies on community health workers who sensitize, train and test the local population in dealing with chronic diseases, refer them to participating health centers if necessary and provide long-term care. The exchange of medical students between Uganda, the USA and Germany, which was initiated in the first project phase, will also be continued.

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