From 2017-2020, Partners In Health will be collaborating with Helmsley Charitable Trust on a $12 million partnership to support increased access to type 1 diabetes and integrated NCD care across four PIH sites in sub-Saharan Africa and Haiti.
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.
Using the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative survey tool, authors demonstrated that surgical capacity is severely limited in low-income countries. Surgical capacity is needed for many NCDs and injuries among the very poor, such as cancer, trauma, eye conditions, congenital abnormalities, and acute abdominal conditions.
Through a groundbreaking Frontline Health Worker program, Last Mile Health has inspired the global health community by bringing unprecedented access to health care in Konobo district. Their work in Konobo and support of the Liberia MOHSW in Monrovia continues as the country focuses on health systems strengthening in the wake of the recent Ebola crisis.
Following 14 years of civil war and the recent Ebola crisis, the Liberia Ministry of Health and Social Welfare is committed to putting the country on the path to rebuilding a devastated health system. The Partners In Health Liberia team, NCD Synergies, and Harvard Medical School are partnering with the NCD Division on multi-year planning and assessment goals to expand NCD and injury treatment to serve the poorest and hardest to reach in Liberia through technical assistance, service scale-up, and the Liberia NCDI Poverty Commission.