DETERMINE prevalence of Juvenile Diabetes(JD)within Haiti. Provide transportation, detection, treatment and education of local Haitians on treatment of JD. Establish methods to educate JD patients, their parents and care givers on the lifetime treatment requirements (e.g. nutrition) of this disease. Explain through this education the severe consequences of incomplete compliance with recommended therapy.
Establish camps for children with JD to share their personal and social concerns with other JD children. Allowing children to play and learn with other JD children has been shown to take away the stigma associated with JD and shown improved compliance with therapy. These camps will be a modification of those pioneered by the American Diabetes Association (ADA). One key modification of the camp will center around local nutrition and what local food can be effectively and economically used in the treatment of JD.
Lastly the above goals will be accomplished by local Haitians who will have been trained and educated in Haiti. These trained Haitians will be the primary people to bring awareness of this disease to the country.
This project is "Approved". This means the application has been approved by The Rotary Foundation, and the project is ready for implementation.
Project listed for the 2016-17 Rotary Year.
The TRF Grant application number is #1744648.
Existing Contributions Towards This Project
Matching Grants Website DAF Donations
Wendy and Ric Bonnell
Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation
Additional Contribution (not matched by The Rotary Foundation)
DDF contributions in grey are pending approval of the corresponding district committee.
Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.