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 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.
With leadership from clinicians in Haiti and Rwanda, PIH is working to change the unjust realities that our diabetes patients face. This work was highlighted at the 2015 World Diabetes Congress in Vancouver, with several Haitian diabetes experts in attendance to present and share their experiences.
This article, based on PIH's experiences at Butaro District Hospital in rural Rwanda, reviews cancer pathology services in rural Rwanda and provides an model for establishing anatomic pathology capacity to support cancer diagnosis in resource-limited settings.
This commentary, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, outlines the imperative to extend global research, access to medicines, and care delivery efforts to better address the diabetes burden of the world’s poorest patients. The article also announces two current initiatives supported by Helmsley Charitable Trust, including PIH’s efforts to improve integrated diabetes care in Haiti and Rwanda.
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.
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.
Developed in partnership by the World Heart Federation (WHF) and RhEACH, the TIPS Handbook was designed as a resource for implementers in low and middle-income countries interested in developing a rheumatic heart disease (RHD) control program. The Handbook includes sections on health systems and baseline components including funding, human resources, and program evaluation, and clinical guidelines for primary and secondary prevention and tertiary interventions.
In Dec. 2014, the Helmsley Charitable Trust announced a $3 million gift linking integrated care for pediatric diabetes with a global analysis of implementation gaps for the poorest billion. The grant will enable Partners in Health to strengthen clinical programs in Rwanda and Haiti, and to share learning across Synergies-supported countries.
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.