Non-communicable diseases continue to be a barrier to sustainable development and are responsible for an overwhelming majority of deaths every day. With our current NCD model in Bangladesh, we intend to improve health outcomes by identifying individuals in the community who screen positive for diabetes and hypertension, and monitoring their treatment and its response over a sustained period of time.
In the community, our health workers are at the doorsteps of households conducting tests to record parameters such as blood sugar and blood pressure. Our staff organise support groups for individuals diagnosed with diabetes and hypertension, educate them on healthy dietary patterns, recommended physical activity and essential lifestyle choices.
Individuals are required to visit our NCD centres every month during the first three months of treatment initiation. Trained paramedics conduct lab tests and counsel patients on lifestyle modifications. Medical doctors trained in NCD management provide telemedicine consultation to patients remotely and prescribe medication which can be availed at the clinic. Over the past year, we have conducted 363,186 NCD tests to diagnose and aid management.