This perspective piece, published in New England Journal of Medicine in Dec 2016, challenges the health innovation community to address the following question: How would the quality of care delivery be affected if more diabetes technologies were designed with global contexts in mind?
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.
Published by Jan Swasthya Sahygog (JSS), a health NGO in central India, the Atlas serves as a collection of narratives capturing the patient journey of specific ailments and the complexity in which they present themselves in rural Chhattisgarh, India. Supplemented with photo essays, commentaries and epidemiological figures, the Atlas explores the burden of disease in this setting and repositions prevailing understandings of illness and poverty. NCDs and injuries are featured throughout the work.
This report synthesizes the main themes covered during a World Bank hosted South-South Knowledge Exchange (SSKE) on Cancer Care and Control in Africa in 2015, that aimed to increase knowledge and uptake of effective strategies, and bolster regional collaboration through peer-to-peer learning.
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 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.
Published by the Fia Foundation in July 2015, this Report investigates the role of sustainable financing, advocacy, and target setting for improved global road safety, in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda for 2015-2030. Including road safety in global development targets will be critical to reducing fatalities, injuries, and disability burden in low- and middle-income countries.
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.
In this policy brief, authors discuss the burden of congenital heart disease, outlines the challenges surrounding pediatric cardiac services in low-income countries, and calls on the international community to include childhood heart disease in the in upcoming Sustainable Development agenda. The brief also highlights the work of Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) in Kochi, India.
This report, published by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in December 2014, presents a call to action for increased U.S. engagement, financing, and leadership to address NCDs in low- and middle-income countries and better protect the health and development in these populations.