DYAMAN (Diabète, hYpertension Artérielle et issues MAternelles et Néonatales) – Prevalence and outcomes of gestational hypertension and diabetes in Haiti

Reporting Organization:McGill University
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 50,000
Timeframe: May 30, 2017 - February 1, 2019
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Julia von Oettingen
[email protected]

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

McGill University

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)


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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Haiti - $ 50,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Health Systems, Training & Infrastructure (25 %)

Newborn & Child Health (25 %)

Non-Communicable Diseases (25 %)

Reproductive Health & Rights incl. Maternal Health (25 %)

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adolescent females Newborns
Descriptors: Other Pregnant women, women of reproductive age living in the Artibonite region
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Clinics built
Research conducted
Training conducted
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

1) Develop and implement a screening strategy to measure the prevalence of Gestational Diabetes (GD) and Gestational Hypertension (GHTN) and preeclampsia in Haiti.
2) Determine the proportion of Haitian women with GHTN, Preeclampsia, or GD.
3) Develop a strategy for dealing with these conditions.
4) Determine the impact of these diseases on pregnancy outcomes as well as neonatal outcomes.
5) Validate a questionnaire for Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) screening.

Achieved Results

700 participants were enrolled in the study between 24-28 weeks of gestation, and followed until delivery. The prevalence of pre-existing and gestational DM in Haiti was lower than the estimated worldwide rate of hyperglycemia in pregnancy. Preeclampsia, however, may have
affected up to three times more women in Haiti than globally. Study DYAMAN proves that implementation of screening and management protocols for hypertensive disorders and diabetes in pregnancy is feasible in Haiti. Research is required to understand barriers to patient attendance at antenatal follow-up, treatment escalation for hyperglycemia, and in-hospital delivery.


SDG Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
  • SDG 3.1.1 Maternal mortality ratio
  • SDG 3.1.2 Proportion of births attended by skilled health personnel
  • SDG 3.2.2 Neonatal mortality rate
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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