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.
Authors outline the process used by PRIME to develop a Situation Analysis Tool to analyze the gaps in mental health care in low-income countries, and inform the development of a district level mental health care plan (MHCP) in Nepal. The PRIME research consortium, led by the University of Cape Town, consists of partners in South Africa, Nepal, India, Ethiopia, and Uganda, and has made their Situation Analysis Tool and model mental health care plans available for download.
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.
In this article, the authors discuss psychosocial barriers to early diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer in low-income countries, including inadequate knowledge and understanding and social stigma. The article also presents evidence of effective advocacy and education programs facilitated at the community level, led by breast cancer survivors and patient families.
This article discusses the critical role for locally derived data on NCDs and injuries in low-resource settings in shaping public sector capacity and national policies to effectively address the disease burden in countries like Uganda. In addition to explaining the current status of available NCD data specific to Uganda, the authors describe a few promising NCD initiatives being pursued across the country and propose recommendations for other low and middle-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
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.