FSM Department of Health and Social Affairs

Diabetes / CVD Program

The FSM Diabetes/ CVD Program is one of the programs under the Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) Unit umbrella in the Department of Health and Social Affairs. The Diabetes/ CVD Program is responsible for promotion, prevention and control of Diabetes and Cardiovascular diseases and their risk factors in the FSM.

The Diabetes and CVD Program work collaboratively with other NCD related programs like the Tobacco, Cancer, TB, Immunization, Maternal and Child Health, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Programs. Then there is the Collaborative Partnership Agreement (CPA) between Diabetes and Tobacco which really strengthened that collaborative support between two programs.

Diabetes/CVD Funding Sources:

Diabetes Prevention and Control Grant – The main funding source for the Diabetes/CVD Program comes from CDC through the collaborative Partnership with Tobacco Control Program (CPA). This grant is for the whole FSM (FSM National, Chuuk, Pohnpei, Yap and Kosrae) for the next five year cycle.   The grant is only allowed for education awareness and health promotion activities but no direct services.

The second grant DM/CVD utilize is the Public Health Services (PHHS) Block Grant – The PHHS Grant is an annual grant award that supports and supplements the diabetes program activities. The main aim of this grant is for education awareness and health promotion. It has two components, a) health education and awareness and 2) Education awareness on Rape Prevention. The Rape Prevention portion of the grant gets around 5% to 10% of the total amount depending on the allocation table from CDC and that money is used for education awareness for rape prevention.

Contact Information:

Selma Primo
Program Manager
Phone: (691) 320-8525
Email: SPrimo@fsmhealth.fm
Melsihter Artui
Financial Specialist
Phone: (691) 320-8525
Email: M.Artui@fsmhealth.fm
Angie Ioanis
Data Specialist
Phone: (691) 320-8525
Email: AIonis@fsmhealth.fm