Report on the Rapid Assessment Protocol for Insulin Access in Mozambique, 2009
(2009; 63 pages)

Abstract

Following the implementation of the Rapid Assessment Protocol for Insulin Access in 2003 many developments with regards to diabetes and Non Communicable Diseases took place in Mozambique. As part of the National Plan on Non Communicable Diseases a reassessment using the RAPIA was carried out in order to assess progress in the area of diabetes and provide a “lessons learnt” for the implementation of programmes and projects for other Non Communicable Diseases and also contribute to the ongoing projects with regards to diabetes.

What is clear from this assessment is that much progress has been made in Mozambique with regards to diabetes and Non Communicable Diseases in the period 2003-2009. In 2003 many issues were present including serious problems with access to medicines, training, patient education, etc. These problems have now been addressed and the foundations for a system to tackle the growing burden of diabetes are established. The recommendations presented in this report aim to build on these successes, reinforce and expand existing initiatives as well as develop new programmes to address new and continuing deficiencies....

 
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