Name of the activity: Global Diabetes Walk

Country/NMO: Yemen (NAMS)

Program: Healthy Lifestyles & Non-Communicable Diseases

Contact information: [email protected]

Type of the activity: Campaign. Combination of education and advocacy. Campaigns create awareness in society about a certain topic (education aspect) and try to funnel this awareness into pressure on the decision makers to adapt policies accordingly (advocacy aspect).

General description:

Educative campaign aims to raise the awareness and knowledge regarding diabetes among general population at our district conducted by medical students.

Focus area:

Diabetes

Problem statement:

Today, more than 415 million people have diabetes. By 2040, that could rise to 642 million. And 75% of people with diabetes live in low- and middle- income countries. Yet there’s something we all can do, no matter where we live.

Regular exercise helps keep blood sugar levels stable, reduces the risk of developing chronic diseases, and improves well-being.

Medical students have to do action to raise awareness and encourage more people to take steps to prevent this devastating disease.

Target groups:

General population, Medical students, Healthcare Students

Beneficiaries:

General population, Medical students

Objectives and indicators of success:

1. To create an innovative method in rising awareness regarding diabetes risk and prevention.

Success indicator: good feedback obtained from the benefiters who will attend the campaign and provide their opinion of our campaign in comparison to previous or similar projects

2. To reinforce and enhance the principle of global and local partnership in world diabetes day.

Success indicator: establishment of good relationship between our NMO and other related NGOs including; Hadhramout Health organization, CFA health team, and governmental sectors including; Health bureau at Hadhramout.

3. To encourage or community members to integrate physical activity and involve it in their physical routine.

Success indicator: the participants thoughts and opinion after this campaign and will be asked about would and how would the involve exercise in their life.

Methodology:

– First: preparing materials and tools for the campaign including;

1. Signs for route directions.

2. Panel for calories burnt and distance.

3. Water bottles to be distributed.

4. Medical equipment (glucometer, sphygmomanometer, weight and length scales).

5. Caps for the volunteers.

– Second: the volunteers will be trained through SCOME regarding DM type 2 guidelines and how to assess prediabetic stages and the recommendation for each risk group.

– Third: at 22 of Nov at 4:00 am the activity will start by walking for a distance of one km, at the middle of the distance (500 m) water will distributed and ambulance will be present for any emergent case.

– Fourth: Risk assessment of DM will be assessed after the participants finished their walk and they will be educated regarding their statue and given the proper advice accordingly.

Plans for evaluation:

– A self-administrated questionnaire will be propagated into the participants and they will be asked about:

1. Their opinion of this campaign.

2. How this campaign affects their awareness about DM.

3. How would they involve exercise in their lifestyle?

– For NGO and governmental sectors, establishment of a partnership contracts would indicate success of our project.