Doctors, nurses, and community health workers responsible for screening and treating noncommunicable diseases and injuries in low-resource settings must be prepared to address a broad range of conditions. An effective NCD response requires competency across multiple medical specialties. This can be an overwhelming task for those working at any level of the national health system, especially at district health facilities and community health posts providing primary care.
But successfully preventing and treating NCDs and injuries is possible, even in the world’s poorest and most remote populations.
Clinical experts working in settings of extreme poverty continue to demonstrate innovative, practical, and effective solutions for extending care to people living with NCDs in the poorest billion.
- Discover inspiring examples of NCD and injury treatment throughout our community.
- Learn more about NCD Synergies’ approach.
- Read about strategies for integrated clinical design and supporting health system infrastructure.
- For a practical guide to expanding access to NCD treatment in settings like Rwanda, read the PIH Guide to Chronic Care Integration for Endemic NCDs.
- Explore our database of NCD resources and tools.
NCD planners and implementers in low-income countries have demonstrated the benefit of integrating single disease treatment programs into a broader approach to strengthen clinical systems. By investing in health infrastructure and training nurses and community health workers to work across diseases and health platforms, quality NCD care is within reach, even for the very poorest.