This article reviews the funding landscape of NCDs to date, showcasing the key NCD funders globally and articulating the reasons donors shy away from making major investments in NCD prevention and control. The author, Rachel Nugent, offers actionable next steps for the global health community going into the UN High Level Meeting in 2018.
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.
Despite over 45 years of recognition as a public health concern, chronic diseases remain largely sidelined in donor financing and academic pursuits. This article explores this relationship and offers next steps for the emergence of relevant global public health.
In this cross-sectional qualitative study, authors assess existing monitoring and evaluation tools developed for HIV care in Ethiopia and analyze how these tools might be adapted to support NCD services in the country.
Based upon the Rapid Assessment Protocol for Insulin Access (RAPIA), this manual describes how to conduct and implement the findings of an expanded survey of a LMIC health system. These resources can be used at country level to explore patterns of, and barriers to, NCD management and to make recommendations in a short timescale with limited resources.
This commentary, published in the American Journal of Public Health in 2016, discusses how primary care can be redesigned to tackle the global epidemic of NCDs in low and middle income countries, and highlights primary care as a primary platform for a comprehensive health system response to NCDs.
This article discusses the intersections between chronic NCDs, poverty, and social inequality in Latin America, and advocates for an interdisciplinary research agenda for NCDs which focuses on social justice approaches to addressing health inequities throughout the region.
This study, in partnership with the WHO and ministries of health in eight low- and middle-income countries, investigates the capacity of primary care (PC) facilities to implement basic interventions for the prevention and management of NCDs, with an emphasis on gaps in human resources, availability of medicines, data systems, and financing.
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.