This report, published by IntraHealth in Nov 2016, highlights current trends which suggest that the world will be short at least 18 million health workers by 2030. As a result, authors advocate for an urgent need for significant financial investments to scale up the number of health workers and policies that optimize the performance of existing health workers to address this significant gap, especially in NCDs.
This report synthesizes the main themes covered during a World Bank hosted South-South Knowledge Exchange (SSKE) on Cancer Care and Control in Africa in 2015, that aimed to increase knowledge and uptake of effective strategies, and bolster regional collaboration through peer-to-peer learning.
On April 14-17, 2016, NCD Synergies hosted a Kenya Ministry of Health delegation to present on their partnership around target setting and metrics for NCDIs in Kenya. The visit culminated with a presentation at the Unite for Sight: Global Health Innovation Conference at Yale University.
This article presents results from a program in western Kenya to facilitate peer-led diabetes self-management support (DSMS) groups, in order to better address psychosocial and patient education needs among patients with diabetes in that region. Collaborators include Duke Global Health Institute, Purdue University, and AMPATH in Eldoret, Kenya.
On May 29, 2015, the Kenya Ministry of Health and NCD Synergies gathered nearly 50 stakeholders for a meeting on improved target setting and metrics for NCDs and injuries in Kenya. The meeting featured presentations and panels (audio included) from diverse perspectives, and ended by convening a working group.
This article presents findings from the USAID-AMPATH partnership to develop infrastructure to meet the growing need for diabetes care in rural Kenya, including efforts to provide hemoglobin A1C testing and point-of-care glucose testing supplies, as well as ensure reliable stocks of insulin for patients in low-resource settings.
This commentary, prepared by experts at a number of leading institutions throughout the United States and Canada, discusses the importance of improving training in global oncology and potential ways to build on the successes of current efforts in this arena, in order to better support clinical cancer care and human resources for health in LMICs.
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.
In this article, the authors investigate the experiences of stigma in families with a young child affected by sickle cell disorder (SCD) in Kenya and consider ways to counteract stigma in health, patient advocacy, community education, and research programs throughout sub-Saharan Africa.
Prepared in January 2011 by the Ministry of Health in Kenya and the Kenya Association for the Prevention of TB and Lung Diseases (KAPTLD), these materials provide tested international clinical guidelines for asthma, adapted for the Kenyan context. While specific to Kenya, these guidelines could be used as a blueprint for similar East African or sub-Saharan Africa countries addressing their local asthma burden.