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.
This paper introduces the Decade of Action for Global Road Safety and the UN Road Safety Collaboration, and describes the process of developing appropriate indicators for monitoring and evaluation and data collection process, discusses challenges and gaps in data, and ends with the 2010 baseline estimates for future time series comparisons.
Authors outline the process used by PRIME to develop a Situation Analysis Tool to analyze the gaps in mental health care in low-income countries, and inform the development of a district level mental health care plan (MHCP) in Nepal. The PRIME research consortium, led by the University of Cape Town, consists of partners in South Africa, Nepal, India, Ethiopia, and Uganda, and has made their Situation Analysis Tool and model mental health care plans available for download.
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.
The OneHealth tool is a software tool designed to inform costing, budgeting, and integrated national planning and country-level health system analysis in low and middle-income countries. The tool helps national planning teams analyze health system resource needs, cost strategic plans by year and by input, estimate health impact of interventions, and compare estimated costs with available financing. The OneHealth tool can be used by national planners to assess costing for NCD and injury programs as well as more integrated health systems based financing analyses.
Produced as a background report in preparation of a WHO Planning Meeting on the Global Initiative for Treatment of Chronic Diseases held in Cairo in December 2005, this analysis investigates the global price, availability, and affordability of chronic disease medicines for asthma, hypertension, diabetes, epilepsy, and psychiatric disorders. The report also provides national and international policy recommendations.
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.
In this study, the authors have determined the comprehensive costs of implementing a national epilepsy care program in Zambia using WHO Mental Health Gap Action Program (mhGAP) clinical guidelines to scale up epilepsy care and decrease the treatment gap in a low income country. Because the health system structure and infrastructural costs of Zambia are fairly typical of the region, it is expected this study could provide insights and serve as a costing template for other sub-Saharan African countries.