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In Nicaragua, Handicap International supports projects led by the NGO Visíon Inclusiva to improve living conditions for more than 29,000 people suffering from diabetes and high blood pressure in the departments of Masaya and Estelí.

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In Nicaragua, Handicap International supports projects led by the NGO Visíon Inclusiva to improve living conditions for more than 29,000 people suffering from diabetes and high blood pressure in the departments of Masaya and Estelí.
In Nicaragua, Handicap International supports projects led by the NGO Visíon Inclusiva to improve living conditions for more than 29,000 people suffering from diabetes and high blood pressure in the departments of Masaya and Estelí.
Blood sugar tests on World Diabetes Day, Nicaragua

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In Nicaragua, Handicap International supports projects led by the NGO Visíon Inclusiva to improve living conditions for more than 29,000 people suffering from diabetes and high blood pressure in the departments of Masaya and Estelí. The organisation notably contributes to training education officers who lead awareness-raising sessions and ensures that people with diabetes and high blood pressure receive better care-management. The organisation also provides technical and financial support for clubs of people with diabetes and high blood pressure, and holds meetings between professionals in the field of chronic non-communicable diseases.

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Background

Poverty has a significant impact on health in Nicaragua and is a contributing factor for cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and hypertension. These diseases are the main causes of adult mortality in the country. Furthermore, diabetes and high blood pressure are risk factors for the onset of disabilities. Handicap International supports the national health plan which aims to reduce these risk factors and limit the onset of disabilities. 

After a first phase when Handicap International supported partner organisations working in the disability sector, Handicap International opened a programme in Nicaragua in 2004. The projects that were directly implemented by our teams are now over, but Handicap International continues its action through the provision of financial and technical assistance to the NGO Visión Inclusiva, which takes action on disability issues.

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