From 2017-2020, Partners In Health will be collaborating with Helmsley Charitable Trust on a $12 million partnership to support increased access to type 1 diabetes and integrated NCD care across four PIH sites in sub-Saharan Africa and Haiti.
This report, published by IntraHealth in Nov 2016, highlights current trends which suggest that the world will be short at least 18 million health workers by 2030. As a result, authors advocate for an urgent need for significant financial investments to scale up the number of health workers and policies that optimize the performance of existing health workers to address this significant gap, especially in NCDs.
This commentary, published in the American Journal of Public Health in 2016, discusses how primary care can be redesigned to tackle the global epidemic of NCDs in low and middle income countries, and highlights primary care as a primary platform for a comprehensive health system response to NCDs.
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 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.
In this article, the authors present a novel curriculum for point-of-care ultrasound education of non-physician emergency practitioners in a resource-limited setting, using findings from a program in rural Uganda.
Launched in London in April 2015, the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery 2030 report discusses the need for and development toward achieving safe, essential, and life-saving surgical care and anesthesia in low- and middle-income countries. Related publications and teaching cases are also available.
This article, based on PIH's experiences at Butaro District Hospital in rural Rwanda, reviews cancer pathology services in rural Rwanda and provides an model for establishing anatomic pathology capacity to support cancer diagnosis in resource-limited settings.
Published by the World Bank in 2013, this report discusses health system and policy options for addressing the NCD and injury burden in Bangladesh, especially in poor and rural populations. In addition to a comprehensive review of regional context, burden of disease, and risk factors for NCDs, authors of the report assess NCD and health system capacity at the national level, gives an overview of how NCD activities currently fit within the public sector in Bangladesh, and proposes strategic priorities given the challenges present across the health sector.
This article presents findings from the Cameroon Essential Health Intervention Project (CENHIP), which piloted nurse-led clinics at the primary health care level for the management of NCDs, including asthma, epilepsy, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes. In addition to the published analysis of the pilot clinics and accompanying nurse training program, the authors include example patient forms and assessment tools that were used through the program.