Improving the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and related conditions through primary health care in Bangladesh

This project aimed to develop and evaluate a service delivery model for the delivery of quality care to patients of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) and diabetes at the Upazila Health Complexes and other primary health care (PHC) facilities.

Specific objectives included: establishing a systematic screening and care process to enhance early diagnosis of CVD and diabetes in selected PHC facilities; improving treatment and follow-up of CVD and diabetes through enabled primary care arrangements; developing and adapting case management guidelines, tools and training modules; building capacity of doctors, nurses and paramedics at the selected PHC facilities for early diagnosis and effective treatment of CVD and diabetes; and testing and evaluating guidelines and tools for further scale up.

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