IDEEL Program

Partnership objective

To support healthcare professionals in emerging countries at the forefront of the fight against diabetes to learn new skills and strategies needed to stem the advance of one of the world's most serious public health problems.

IDEEL is a four-month, self-paced online learning program/curricula that can be accessed from anywhere. IDEEL is a four-month, self-paced online learning program/curricula that can be accessed from anywhere. Copyright Project Hope

What are the health needs and challenges?

In emerging countries, diabetes, hypertension, cancer, and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are becoming an increasingly serious issue, and the United Nations (UN) and the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA) have called on pharmaceutical companies to take action not only in the area of communicable diseases (CDs) but also in the area of NCDs.

Description of partnership activities and how they address needs and challenges:

Project HOPE, a global health education and humanitarian assistance organization, partnered with Takeda to launch the International Diabetes Educator E-Learning (IDEEL) Program. IDEEL is packaged as a self-paced online learning program/curricula that can be accessed from anywhere. The program is enhanced by a minimum 15 day clinical internship under the guidance of an endocrinologist and diabetes educator. Once the student has successfully completed the online course and internship, he/she will have a life-enhancing understanding of diabetes management across a broad range of age groups. Takeda has been supporting the developing online course of the program and expansion from India to other emerging countries since 2013.  

Summary of impact and forward looking information:

IDEEL program has been successfully initiated in the month of September 2013 in India. Project HOPE is aiming to go live with the Spanish version early 2014. Following Spanish (or simultaneously pending funding), Takeda is also interested in the development of a Mandarin, Portuguese, Arabic and French not to mention various English versions for different English-speaking target populations around the world.

The program is targeting 800 enrollees by the end of June 2014 and another 1200 for the period July 2014- June 2015.


Introduction to IDEEL

Partnership information

Company(ies) Takeda

Partner(s) Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation, Project HOPE

Type of Partner(s) NGOs

Therapeutic Focus Non-Communicable Diseases

Disease(s) Diabetes

Program Type(s) Health System Infrastructure - Training

Targeted Population(s) Health professionals

Region(s) South Asia

Number of Countries 1

Country(ies) India

Start Date 2013

More information IDEEL Project Hope

Completed date 2015

« We believe IDEEL will be efficient and effective in reaching the scale required to address the chronic burden of diabetes, which is estimated to be 8.3% in India and will increase to 10% by 2030. »

Akiko Otani, Director of Operations and Program Management, IDEEL