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 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 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.
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.
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.
Developed by JHPIEGO in 2007, the Cervical Cancer Prevention Learning Package provides a reference manual with clinical guidelines and training materials focused on the implementation of visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA) and cryotherapy prevention programs in low-resource settings. The guide and materials also discuss how to best integrate cervical cancer services into existing health care systems in these settings.
In 2005, Debub University in Ethiopia published training materials for diabetes mellitus management in Ethiopian health centers, including type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes. These materials were developed in collaboration with the Ethiopia Public Health Training Initiative, The Carter Center, USAID, the Ethiopia Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), and the Ethiopia Ministry of Education.
In June 2005, Debub University in Ethiopia published training materials for rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease management in Ethiopian health centers. These materials were developed in collaboration with the Ethiopia Public Health Training Initiative, The Carter Center, USAID, the Ethiopia Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), and the Ethiopia Ministry of Education.
This RHD training manual was developed as a part of the Pacific Rheumatic Heart Disease Control Program (PRHDCP)'s country supported activities in the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Kiribati, and Fiji. The RHD workshop program is designed for health workers and other key people involved in the diagnosis of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in the Pacific region.