South Pacific regions using the 10,000 Toes Strategies
Solomon Islands | Fiji | Tonga | Papua New Guinea | American Samoa | Western Samoa | Cook Islands | Vanuatu | Nauru | Tuvalu | Kirabati | Tokelau | French Polynesia | New Caledonia | Niue
Diabetes Prevention Strategy Rollout
10,000 Toes Campaign is working with the Solomon Islands Government in the rollout of its three strategies. The country has been zoned and the first shipment of 400 screening tests will be distributed across these four zones:
- Ranongga Island
- Kolombangara Island
- Vella Levella Island
Two water clinics and one 4WD mobile clinic will be in full operation by the end of 2021.
CHIP (Complete Health Improvement Project) training has been carried out in the Solomon Islands in Honiara.
CHEP (Community Health Education Program) training, a Cert IV course through Avondale College, and was offered in Honiara, Solomon Islands for the first time during 2019.
LMA (Live More Abundantly) Program will be rolled out in October 2021 (delayed due to COVID). Currently, it is being contextualised for the Solomon Islands after being piloted in the country of Fiji.
This map of Fiji shows our Diabetes Prevention Strategy rollout, where we are distributing Diabetes Screening Kits. As of January 2021, in excess of 350 screening kits have been distributed in Ba, Nadi and Suva.
Fiji is currently piloting its first 10,000 Toes Wellness Hub concept which will be a facility designed to deliver whole-person health across the 7 Dimensions of Health.
CHIP (Complete Health Improvement Project) training has been carried out in Fiji.
LMA (Live More Abundantly) This program has been piloted and rollout commenced November 2020.
Papua New Guinea
The 10,000 Toes Kokoda Trek Fundraiser in July 2019 opened the door to introduce the 10,000 Toes Campaign to the Country. 102 Screening kits arrived in April 2021, and now the pilot programs will begin.
CHIP (Complete Health Improvement Project) programs have been running for a number of years.
LMA (Live More Abundantly) Program will be piloted across different regions. Training will first begin in Lae, then later in 2021 will spread to Manus, Madang, Rabaul and Goroka.
February 28th, 2021 saw the official Launch in Tarawa. As of October 2020, 30 screening kits have been distributed.
CHIP (Complete Health Improvement Project) training is being used.
LMA (Live More Abundantly) This program to be piloted in late 2021.
30 screening kits arrived in late 2020.
CHIP (Complete Health Improvement Project) Training is being used.
LMA (Live More Abundantly) Facilitators have been trained and a pilot program will commence in 2021.
50 Screening kits arrived in mid-2020. Vanuatu now has a 10,000 Toes Mobile Clinic to enable more mobility to its rollout plans.
CHIP (Complete Health Improvement Project) has been carried out.
LMA (Live More Abundantly) Facilitators have been trained and will work with ADRA Vanuatu to roll out this program.
The Live More Abundantly Program
The Live More Abundantly program training is part of the diabetes prevention strategy rollout and takes at least 9 months to complete. This involves:
- Firstly identifying Facilitators who can run the LMA program.
- Training those Facilitators
- Offering Community Health checks
- Analysing the results, and sending invitations to pre-diabetics & diabetes to attend the LMA program
The LMA program is 18 sessions rolled out over 9 weeks, followed by monthly meetings thereafter. Health checks (with an interview, measurement, and blood test) will occur three times. Once at the beginning of the program (baseline), then at 6 weeks, and finally at the conclusion. A follow-up health check is very valuable at 6 months to monitor the progress and offer further support.