2016, Policy Proposal

Proposal to Strengthen Ghana’s Capacity to Address Diabetes Mellitus

KELLY SONG + SIMONE WAHNSCHAFFT + JOHN CAMPBELL JR.

Kelly, Simone, and John leverage an ethical framework to propose a program that would use innovative mobile primary care technology to first prevent diabetes before its onset, and then to improve access to sustainable health services to address diabetes in Ghana.

The goal of their proposal is to improve individual and population health status proactively and, in particular, to prevent diabetes before its onset, rather than treat the disease reactively after the person’s health has already been compromised. The program put forth in this proposal will function to deliver diabetes prevention information and care in line with international best practices by promoting changes in health behavior, providing outreach to patients in their homes, and providing effective health services throughout the continuum of care from prevention to follow-up.

2016 FIRST PRIZE WINNER (TIED)

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