Fixing these challenges
A recent project, funded by the Government of Denmark, was granted to a coalition project led by the PAHO/WHO Country Office in Honduras, working with the Ministry of Health (Secretaría de Salud, SESAL) and INADI, and supported by other government institutions.
This coalition had a primary aim to create and agree a national plan for the improvement of the health information systems. To support this improvement, secondary aims of improving diagnostics and monitoring frameworks were also considered vital.
As a first step, activities were carried out to evaluate the available information related to diabetes in the healthcare system, and to improve the capacity and quality of information systems to assist clinical management.
This evaluation shone a light on several areas of need. In response, a framework for the effective surveillance and monitoring of diabetes and its complications was developed and validated by the working-group. This framework contains 21 indicators and 5 annexes, capturing data on aspects such as health outcomes, service productivity and performance, and quality of healthcare delivery.