Meet Israel Israel Musalam was involved in a road traffic accident while on his motorcycle to work. He was hit from the back by a truck that left him with two broken bones in his leg. Israel was taken to Zomba Hospital Center in Malawi, where doctors inserted long metal pins in his leg to […]
Meet Vito Vito Chiwala is 36 years old living in the rural village of Mwandoma, Malawi. In 2001, his legs began to give him problems. Not being able to walk prevented him from going to work on the farm and his wife became his caretaker and the primary breadwinner of their family. Unable to work, […]
Paired to the launch of the Lancet NCDI Poverty Commission report in September 2020, this policy brief provides a high level overview of the findings and recommendations from the Commission report, as part of efforts to address one of the most glaring inequities in global health.
Released by The Lancet Commission on Reframing NCDs and Injuries for the Poorest Billion (The Lancet NCDI Poverty Commission) in September 2020, this landmark report highlights key findings and recommendations demonstrating the magnitude and pattern of the NCDI burden in several low and low-middle income countries (LLMICs) in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean, and South Asia as well as emphasizing the disparities existing in care and resources available for NCDs and injuries.
This meeting report published by WHO AFRO covers the four-day regional consultation held in Kigali, Rwanda in August 2019 co-hosted by WHO AFRO, WHO Rwanda, and Ministry of Health Rwanda to discuss member states' progress of PEN and a regional strategy for PEN-Plus.
This article provides a case study of an integrated chronic care clinic in Neno District, Malawi that utilizes a robust HIV program as a platform for NCD screening and treatment, providing longitudinal care for patients with an array of chronic diseases including HIV and common NCDs.
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.