“[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.
From 29 July to 1 August 2019, PIH and HMS contributed to a WHO AFRO & MOH Rwanda led Regional Consultation in Kigali to review a draft strategy for outpatient care at 1st level hospitals to address severe, chronic NCDs across the African region (PEN-Plus).
On Wed May 22nd 2019, NCD Synergies in collaboration with HMS, Helmsley and Kletjian Foundation, hosted an event during this year's WHA. Over 140 people attended the dialogue that highlighted comprehensive delivery strategies to achieving UHC, ensuring that no one is left behind.
On World Health Worker Week, we are highlighting the APZU NCD team. In recent weeks, the team tested its new strategy for active case-finding for heart failure in Neno District, a predominantly rural district that serves over 170,000 people in Malawi.