Published by Jan Swasthya Sahygog (JSS), a health NGO in central India, the Atlas serves as a collection of narratives capturing the patient journey of specific ailments and the complexity in which they present themselves in rural Chhattisgarh, India. Supplemented with photo essays, commentaries and epidemiological figures, the Atlas explores the burden of disease in this setting and repositions prevailing understandings of illness and poverty. NCDs and injuries are featured throughout the work.
This paper introduces the Decade of Action for Global Road Safety and the UN Road Safety Collaboration, and describes the process of developing appropriate indicators for monitoring and evaluation and data collection process, discusses challenges and gaps in data, and ends with the 2010 baseline estimates for future time series comparisons.
Published by the Fia Foundation in July 2015, this Report investigates the role of sustainable financing, advocacy, and target setting for improved global road safety, in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda for 2015-2030. Including road safety in global development targets will be critical to reducing fatalities, injuries, and disability burden in low- and middle-income countries.
In this article, the authors present a novel curriculum for point-of-care ultrasound education of non-physician emergency practitioners in a resource-limited setting, using findings from a program in rural Uganda.
Launched in London in April 2015, the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery 2030 report discusses the need for and development toward achieving safe, essential, and life-saving surgical care and anesthesia in low- and middle-income countries. Related publications and teaching cases are also available.
Published by Africa Trade, this article investigates the economic impact of road traffic injuries in sub-Saharan Africa, including the current burden of trauma, economic estimates of the direct and indirect costs of road traffic injuries, and successful programs to address injury prevention and build capacity building in acute and emerging care in low-income countries.
Released in March 2015, the Empowered Entrepreneur Training Handbook provides training materials designed for women micro-entrepreneurs in building business development and leadership skills to scale the implementation of clean cooking solutions. Addressing household air pollution in low-income countries will reduce the risk of many NCDs and injuries in these settings.
Using the experiences of Partners In Health and Zanmi Lasante (ZL) in Haiti, this article demonstrates the potential for success of a surgical program in a rural, resource poor area where services are provided through the public sector, integrated with primary health care services, and provided free of charge. Scaling up surgical services can reduce the burden of many NCDs and injuries in low-income countries.
The OneHealth tool is a software tool designed to inform costing, budgeting, and integrated national planning and country-level health system analysis in low and middle-income countries. The tool helps national planning teams analyze health system resource needs, cost strategic plans by year and by input, estimate health impact of interventions, and compare estimated costs with available financing. The OneHealth tool can be used by national planners to assess costing for NCD and injury programs as well as more integrated health systems based financing analyses.
This article discusses the critical role for locally derived data on NCDs and injuries in low-resource settings in shaping public sector capacity and national policies to effectively address the disease burden in countries like Uganda. In addition to explaining the current status of available NCD data specific to Uganda, the authors describe a few promising NCD initiatives being pursued across the country and propose recommendations for other low and middle-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa.