Paired to the launch of the Lancet NCDI Poverty Commission report in September 2020, this policy brief provides a high level overview of the findings and recommendations from the Commission report, as part of efforts to address one of the most glaring inequities in global health.
Released by The Lancet Commission on Reframing NCDs and Injuries for the Poorest Billion (The Lancet NCDI Poverty Commission) in September 2020, this landmark report highlights key findings and recommendations demonstrating the magnitude and pattern of the NCDI burden in several low and low-middle income countries (LLMICs) in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean, and South Asia as well as emphasizing the disparities existing in care and resources available for NCDs and injuries.
This commentary discusses of the impact of COVID-19 on type 1 diabetes (T1D) care in low-middle income countries (LMICs), due to the exacerbations of COVID on access to insulin, blood glucose monitoring, and availability of expert clinical care. Through various country examples, the authors describes these challenges and their evolving responses.
Based upon the Rapid Assessment Protocol for Insulin Access (RAPIA), this manual describes how to conduct and implement the findings of an expanded survey of a LMIC health system. These resources can be used at country level to explore patterns of, and barriers to, NCD management and to make recommendations in a short timescale with limited resources.
Published by CRONICAS in 2014, this report identifies barriers to access to medication and care for patients with arterial hypertension and diabetes in Peru, and is a commentary on fostering responsive policies that strengthen the Peruvian health system.
Published in December 2015 by the Frederick S. Pardee Center at Boston University, this report examines the ways in which the global HIV/AIDS movement can inform the future of political advocacy, funding, and treatment delivery for cancer and non-communicable diseases in sub-Saharan Africa.
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 discusses the economic and health systems dimensions of global childhood cancer outcomes, using access to medicines as an example of barriers to care. Authors also make a call to improve investment in research that explores the intersections between childhood cancer and health systems in low- and middle-income countries.
This study, in partnership with the WHO and ministries of health in eight low- and middle-income countries, investigates the capacity of primary care (PC) facilities to implement basic interventions for the prevention and management of NCDs, with an emphasis on gaps in human resources, availability of medicines, data systems, and financing.
Published in Lancet Oncology, this commentary outlines the opportunity to increase the visibility of palliative care in the global health dialogue and increase donor investment in palliative care in order to improve the quality of life for patients and families in low and middle income countries.