Postgraduate Diploma in Diabetes Education
There are a limited number of trained Diabetes educators in both the public and the private health care systems in Sudan.
The post graduate diploma for health educators in Ahfad University for Women was a program implemented by Ahfad University for Women in February 2013 and accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education. It was designed create a diabetic mini clinic in each primary health care facility in Sudan, by forming a pioneer by the name of a diabetic educator as a portal to diabetic health care focal within the Sudanese community.
The curriculum of the diploma was adapted through many stages, using the guidelines developed by the International Diabetes Federation, and supported by World Diabetes Federation, accredited by the Ministry of Higher Educated and approved and taught by Ahfad University for Women.
The duration of the diploma was nine months and Diabetic Educators graduate from the course only after passing a series of evaluation tests and examinations.
Since 2013 the beginning of the program, four batches of Diabetic Educators have graduated, totaling 96 educators. On completion of the training, these educators were promoted by the Ministry of Health and distributed amongst different states of Sudan. Each educator is now hired in one primary health care centre and will lead the management of one diabetic mini clinic.