Improving data collection

Current status

1. Chamber open

Pro members can join the faculty and participate in its activities

2. Public event

The first public event serves to discuss issues and priorities across the continent

3. Action plan

The action plan identifies resources and actions for the faculty

4. Operational

Faculty members participate in exchange and learning activities

The Diabetes Atlas of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF 2019) estimates that the Africa region will have the largest increase in diabetes prevalence of any region by 2045; increasing from 19 million in 2019 to 47 million people affected. However the true situation is likely to be considerably worse due to significant deficiencies in screening as well as data collection. The lack of robust data collection is further demonstrated in the IDF report, as only 36% (17 of 47) of Sub-Saharan African nations have in-country diabetes data sources of sufficient quality to be included in the report. Diabetes statistics for the remaining nations therefore must be estimated via extrapolation from the data of other countries. This results in lack of understanding of the diabetes climate in the majority of Africa region countries, and inadequate allocation of healthcare resources.

The objectives of the chamber are: a) To help design processes to collect and collate epidemiological, clinical, therapeutic and outcomes data relating to diabetes in Africa, b) To provide an evidence base for the planning, allocation and provision of healthcare resource to prevent and treat diabetes in Africa, c) To produce an annual status report of diabetes in Africa

The action plan for this chamber is under discussion. If you would like to participate in its formulation, consider joining our next event. 

Latest poll results

Are you currently part of a multidisciplinary care team?


Poll carried out among participants in the Active Conversations event on "Multidisciplinary Care teams" (June 2020)

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