This meeting report published by WHO AFRO covers the four-day regional consultation held in Kigali, Rwanda in August 2019 co-hosted by WHO AFRO, WHO Rwanda, and Ministry of Health Rwanda to discuss member states' progress of PEN and a regional strategy for PEN-Plus.
This is the first publication on cancer control and Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Africa. It reflects an advocacy and policy perspective on the status of national cancer control planning efforts in the African region with a view to including cancer in UHC plans across the continent.
Each chapter ‘spotlights’ current status of a specific aspect of cancer control, challenges and gaps in each area as well as policy recommendations for improvement to achieve the ‘Health for All’ vision of Universal Health Coverage.
From October 31st to November 3rd 2019, the Pan-African Society of Cardiology (PASCAR), South Africa Heart Association (SA Heart), and AfricaPCR held their annual Congress in Johannesburg withDr. Gene Bukhman and Dr. Sheila Klassen representing the NCD Synergies team at Partners In Health and Harvard Medical School.
“[People] have to raise awareness […] What we want to tell the government is that each life has value. The government must get involved with this issue. Let them see the work. Let them get involved. Let’s see what government can do – let them say that ‘we are here’ so that we can have […]
Based on 10 years of nurse-led heart failure care at integrated noncommunicable disease clinics at rural district hospitals in Rwanda, this article details the first medium-term survival outcomes from the district-level.
Using Rwanda as a case study, this article represents the first reported strategy to successfully decentralize and integrate heart failure diagnosis and management at first-level hospitals in highly constrained health systems.
This study examines the cost of organizing integrated nurse-driven, physician-supervised chronic care for more severe NCDs at an outpatient specialty clinic associated with a district hospital in rural Rwanda. This study concludes that high levels of service for severe, chronic diseases are achievable at a relatively low cost for lower income countries.
During this year's UN General Assembly, PIH, HMS, and the Helmsley Charitable Trust hosted a small expert roundtable featuring participants from 16 organizations. The discussion focused on opportunities to build a multi-country initiative around "PEN-Plus" and how to mobilize advocacy and financing for this agenda.
This article provides a case study of an integrated chronic care clinic in Neno District, Malawi that utilizes a robust HIV program as a platform for NCD screening and treatment, providing longitudinal care for patients with an array of chronic diseases including HIV and common NCDs.
In August 2019, Partners In Health in Malawi, known locally as Abwenzi Pa Za Umoyo (APZU) had the unique opportunity to co-host Camp Tikhoza, a camp for children and young adults living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) throughout the country.