Gestational Diabetes in Mexico
Develop a screening algorithm and treatment protocol for women with gestational diabetes for primary care clinics to decrease maternal-child mortality rates and complications at birth.
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Lilly is collaborating with the Carlos Slim Foundation and the Mexican Society for Public Health on a five-year effort to improve outcomes for pregnant women with gestational diabetes and their babies. Through the collaboration, we are working to find a less expensive and better way to perform an oral glucose tolerance test to screen for gestational diabetes and help women who test positive avoid complications throughout their pregnancy. The partnership has delivered several important outcomes, including documenting the prevalence of gestational diabetes in Mexico (14%) for the first time at the national level, identifying three subtypes of the disease, and developing a simpler version of the oral glucose tolerance test. In 2022, more than 690,000 people benefited from the educational, diagnosis and improved care through this program.
Results and milestones
Partnership was launched in late 2018.
- Non-communicable diseases
SGDs the partnership contributes to
- 3.2: Reduce under-5 mortality
- 3.4: NCDs (including mental health)
- 3.8: Achieve universal health coverage
Carlos Slim Health Institute
Mexican Society for Public Health