Project HOPE is promoting awareness about diabetes, pre-diabetes and gestational diabetes among women in Mexico.

Project HOPE is collaborating with USAID, Bristol Myers Squibb and Johnson & Johnson in a public-private partnership to promote awareness about diabetes, pre-diabetes and gestational diabetes among women in Mexico and Nicaragua. All three types of diabetes are increasing at an alarming rate, with devastating personal and socio-economic consequences. This video was taken during a two-day Gestational Diabetes Training for teams of professionals from two government health districts (Nezahualcoyotl and Iztapalapa.) Twenty-three trainees participated, representing five health centers and a non-government organization, collectively serving over 150,000 area residents per year. Multidisciplinary teams included: eight nurses, six doctors, three administrators, two social workers, two outreach workers, one dentist and one data analyst. The training focused on updating clinical and educational skills to promote increased screening efforts for diabetes, pre-diabetes and gestational diabetes. Applying tests before and after the training, Project HOPE trainers documented a significant knowledge gain, rising from an average baseline score of 60% to 87% by workshop end. While the average score increased 27 points, the most notable improvement was seen in a Social Worker whose exam score jumped from 36 to 91%.

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