Prepared in January 2011 by the Ministry of Health in Kenya and the Kenya Association for the Prevention of TB and Lung Diseases (KAPTLD), these materials provide tested international clinical guidelines for asthma, adapted for the Kenyan context. While specific to Kenya, these guidelines could be used as a blueprint for similar East African or sub-Saharan Africa countries addressing their local asthma burden.
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.
Developed in partnership by the World Heart Federation (WHF) and RhEACH, the TIPS Handbook was designed as a resource for implementers in low and middle-income countries interested in developing a rheumatic heart disease (RHD) control program. The Handbook includes sections on health systems and baseline components including funding, human resources, and program evaluation, and clinical guidelines for primary and secondary prevention and tertiary interventions.
This article analyzes the relevance of the evidence-based epilepsy care guidelines developed by the WHO's mental health Gap Action Program (GAP) for use in low and middle income countries, and recommends for successful implementation of the guidelines through local adaptation for use within individual countries. Sociocultural and financial barriers should be considered as well as primary health care system gaps.
Clinical guidelines for the diagnosis and management for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) were developed as a joint effort by the Indian Chest Society and National College of Chest Physicians in India, specifically for the Indian context, given the vast inequalities that exist within the country in terms of availability and affordability of medical services.
Building off previous efforts by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD), and Novo Nordisk, this Pocketbook provides a shortened version of clinical guidelines for the management of diabetes in childhood and adolescence in under-resourced countries, to be of more practical use in clinics and hospitals in these settings.
In collaboration with the International Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD), Novo Nordisk's Changing Diabetes in Children program has developed a training manual specific to diagnosis, treatment, and organization of diabetes care for children in developing countries. The manual is available in English and French.
The AFEM handbook provides actionable management strategies for addressing burden of disease, diagnosis, and emergency care of injuries, trauma, and acute presentations of other diseases (including complications of endemic NCDs, such as stroke or diabetic ketoacidosis), intended for limited resource settings in sub-Saharan Africa.
This book was written to guide district-level health care providers and policy makers designing a health system for care of NCDs in very low-income populations, based on the experiences and collaboration between Partners In Health and the Rwandan Ministry of Health.