Handicap International trains new implementers of CVD Program

Participants of the CVD Project's "training for trainers" learn about the operational aspects of the CVD Program. Photo: Eva Baldoza / Handicap International

Participants of the CVD Project’s “training for trainers” learn about the operational aspects of the CVD Program. Photo: Eva Baldoza / Handicap International

Handicap International’s Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD) Project in Davao City, southern Philippines, has conducted a 14-day “training of trainers” on the technical and operational aspects of the CVD Program. 

The training aimed to bolster the capacity of local health offices in giving services regarding diabetes, hypertension, and diabetes-related complications. It used an International Diabetes Federation-recognized curriculum, in collaboration with the Philippine Association of Diabetes Educators and the Association of Diabetes Nurse Educators of the Philippines.

Held on May 11-17 and June 3-9, the training convened at least 60 doctors and other healthcare professionals from the Project’s eight intervention cities and municipalities, namely: Davao City, Mati City, Tagum City, Digos City, Island Garden City of Samal, Monkayo (Compostela Valley), Nabunturan (Compostela Valley), and Malita (Davao del Sur).

The CVD Project is funded by the World Diabetes Foundation.