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

Solomon Islands

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:

  1. Ranongga Island
  2. Kolombangara Island
  3. Vella Levella Island
  4. Honiara

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 May 2021 (delayed due to COVID). Currently, it is being contextualised for the Solomon Islands after being piloted in the country of Fiji.

Fiji Islands

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.

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.

Kiribati

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.

Tonga

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.

Vanuatu

50 Screening kits arrived in mid-2020.

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.

Diabetes prevention strategy rolloutThe 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:

  1. Firstly identifying Facilitators who can run the LMA program.
  2. Training those Facilitators
  3. Offering Community Health checks
  4. Analysing the results, and sending invitations to pre-diabetics & diabetes to attend the LMA program

The LMA program is a 7-week course of 2 nights a week. Weekly SMS’ are sent out to encourage healthy choices, followed by monthly meetings thereafter. Health checks (with interview, measurement and blood test) will happen three times: at the start of the program (baseline), at 6 weeks and 6 months. There are approximately 9 months of interaction with participants.