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ROADMAP project training session in Hunan successfully completed

On 23 March 2018, the training session of Road to Hierarchical Diabetes Management at Primary Care Settings in China (ROADMAP) project was undertaken in Changsha city of Hunan province, the 18th site in a national network.

The 3-level medical personnel of the counties and villages in 6 districts and counties of Hunan Province participated in the training. Professor Weiping JIA, Principal Investigator of ROADMAP and Chairman of the Chinese Diabetes Society, gave the opening remarks and shared her clinical experience in the prevention and treatment of people with diabetes. Professor Minxiang LEI from Hunan Xiangya Hospital also shared her knowledge with participants.

Based on her knowledge of the current situation of prevention and treatment of primary diabetes in China, Professor Weiping JIA emphasized that there are major misunderstandings that led her to compile “What is new in the prevention of diabetes - major scientific research exposing diabetes for you” and “Compass on the road to prevention and treatment of diabetes." During the training, Professor Weiping JIA and Minxiang LEI presented their books to the participants, a donation that was highly appreciated by the various medical workers.

Subsequently,  researchers from The George Institute China explained the project operation manuals, interventions and tools, evaluation methods, and procedures for ROADMAP. This was to ensure that  all participants were familiar with the methods to ensure smooth conduct of the project.

Under the guidance of the National Health and Family Planning Commission, ROADMAP is sponsored by the Bethune Charitable Foundation and undertaken as a partnership between the Chinese Diabetes Society and the George Institute China. The study aims to establish a new model for the diagnosis and treatment of primary diabetes applicable to China’s national conditions. Researchers will also undertake capacity building activities for the standardization of the prevention and treatment of  diabetes, and implement path for a hierarchical model of diagnosis and treatment combining service and information platform technical support. Professor Weiping JIA,also Director of the Shanghai No. 6 People’s Hospital, has overall responsibility for this large project and staff from the George Institute China are responsible for the project design and its implementation and evaluation.