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.
This commentary, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, outlines the imperative to extend global research, access to medicines, and care delivery efforts to better address the diabetes burden of the world’s poorest patients. The article also announces two current initiatives supported by Helmsley Charitable Trust, including PIH’s efforts to improve integrated diabetes care in Haiti and Rwanda.
This paper, by the Breast Health Global Initiative, provides a summary of the consensus analysis of breast cancer control issues and implementation strategies for low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs). Authors discuss approaches to common health system challenges, including data collection, program infrastructure (access to equipment and medicines, human resources for health), and national policy.
"Addressing the Gaps in Global Policy and Research for Noncommunicable Diseases" is a collection of policy briefs prepared by members of the NCD Working Group convened by Johns Hopkins, edited by Louis Galambo and Jeffrey Sturchio. Topic areas included in the synthesis report include regulation and access to medicines, improvement of NCD interventions, primary care and NCDs, and sectoral cooperation for prevention and control of NCDs.