With support from the NCD Alliance and Medtronic Philanthropy, the HCC provided a small grant for the Barbados Family Planning Association (BFPA) to work in partnership with the Barbados Diabetes Foundation (BDF) to establish a model for integrated NCD/sexual and reproductive health (SRH) service delivery.
In small states such as those in the Caribbean where resources are limited and NCDs continue to spiral out of control, opportunities for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of chronic diseases must be identified outside of traditional settings through integrated service delivery in other health areas including infectious disease and Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH). Spurred by a recognition of gaps in their existing services primarily related to screening and referral for NCDs, the BFPA reached out to the BDF to explore a partnership to pilot a project, which would allow for integration of the BFPA’s suite of SRH services and the BDF’s diabetes screening programme.
This is a report of the pilot project including lessons learned and recommendations for sustaining and scaling the project. The initiative has been successful and the BFPA and the BDF continue to collaborate to provide NCD and SRH services and referrals for their respective clients.
View/download the report here.