Updated on 13 June 2012
Working with the SCDC and the Shanghai Municipal Health Bureau, SCF will leverage existing city management systems and technology to build and pilot an integrated model of diabetes prevention and management that can be deployed in other Chinese cities.
In addition, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC) will receive $709,016 over three years to enhance the capacity of rural healthcare providers to manage and prevent type 2 diabetes at the village level in Western China, where diabetes is growing faster than in China's cities and where rising medical costs are an important factor leading to poverty.
China CDC's efforts will focus on identifying high-risk rural populations and ensuring timely intervention to prevent onset of disease; standardizing training courses for diabetes prevention and control in rural settings; enhancing disease awareness and health education and using technology in rural communities to improve patient-self management; and mobilizing government and community leaders to prioritize management of type 2 diabetes. The first Together on Diabetes grants in India will be announced later.