GARD Turkey activities
Chronic respiratory disease (asthma and COPD) prevention and control program and national action plan
GARD Turkey Project has raised the number of collaborating parties to 58 by 2012.
GARD Turkey City councils in 81 cities have been performing regional activities of the 5 working groups (WG) by the local representatives of 58 partners in the city and in conformity with the national plan.
W1. Monitoring the chronic diseases and the control program evaluation
A surveilance study has been conducted by MOH regarding all non –communicable diseases and common risk factors. Data will be available by the end of 2012.
W2. Awareness and Advocacy
This group has conducted two studies regarding the awareness of Asthma and COPD among public and health care professionals and they are about to publish it. They have prepared standart educational material for patients and public as well as the materials for awareness and advocacy of GARD Turkey Project and diseases.These standart material are now being used throughout the whole country.
W3. Prevention of the development of disease
An expert panel has prepared and published a report “ Evaluation of indoor and outdoor pollution and climate change in respect of the control of chronic respiratory diseases”.
W4. Early detection of diseases and prevention of progress
They have prepared the curriculum and educational materials of educators for primary care settings and about asthma ,COPD, Home care and Pulmonary rehabilitation, Tobacco control and 5000 out of 20000 Primary care physicianas have been educaed by this educators using the same structured materials.
W5. Effective treatment of the diseases and prevention of complication development
A report for homecare integrated with all home care and rehabilitation programs of other NCDs has been published. Pediatric Coordination group has been established and they made pediatric action plans for each WGs. The National control plan has been updated and pediatric data have added and will be published in 2 months.