Disease Prevention and Control / Noncommunicable Diseases / Diabetes
CAMDI IV Workshop: Diabetes Surveillance and Control in Central America
(Tegucigalpa, Honduras, 7–9 July 2003)
Preliminary Results, Guatemala
Final Report (28 pp, in Spanish, PDF,
The IVth Workshop of the Central American Diabetes Initiative (CAMDI) was held 3–9 July 2003 in the Honduras Maya Hotel in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The Workshop was held within the framework of the XLIV Honduran Medical Convention and was attended by 22 participants from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and the United States.
During the Workshop, a status report was given on the multinational diabetes survey that is being developed for Phase 1 of CAMDI and that is receiving support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States (CDC):
Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua carried out a resource evaluation for diabetes prevention and control, thanks to support from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).
Discussion groups and interviews with patients and service-providers were help, and doctor's visits were observed. The preliminary findings were discussed during the Workshop. In general, this evaluation showed that the Central American countries are currently at different stages of service development. Taking into account the results of the evaluation, the countries identified priorities for future development. The final report proposed CAMDI activities in the surveillance and service areas (in Recommendations).
There was general consensus that CAMDI has already obtained significant results in Guatemala and that the results of the resource evaluation will be valuable in terms of implementing future activities.