During this year's UN General Assembly, PIH, HMS, and the Helmsley Charitable Trust hosted a small expert roundtable featuring participants from 16 organizations. The discussion focused on opportunities to build a multi-country initiative around "PEN-Plus" and how to mobilize advocacy and financing for this agenda.
In August 2019, Partners In Health in Malawi, known locally as Abwenzi Pa Za Umoyo (APZU) had the unique opportunity to co-host Camp Tikhoza, a camp for children and young adults living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) throughout the country.
From 29 July to 1 August 2019, PIH and HMS contributed to a WHO AFRO & MOH Rwanda led Regional Consultation in Kigali to review a draft strategy for outpatient care at 1st level hospitals to address severe, chronic NCDs across the African region (PEN-Plus).
On Wed May 22nd 2019, NCD Synergies in collaboration with HMS, Helmsley and Kletjian Foundation, hosted an event during this year's WHA. Over 140 people attended the dialogue that highlighted comprehensive delivery strategies to achieving UHC, ensuring that no one is left behind.
On World Health Worker Week, we are highlighting the APZU NCD team. In recent weeks, the team tested its new strategy for active case-finding for heart failure in Neno District, a predominantly rural district that serves over 170,000 people in Malawi.
From Dec 5-8, 2018 the Program in Global NCDs and Social Change at HMS, with support from NCD Synergies hosted a 4-day NCDI Poverty National Commission Initiator's Workshop in Dubai, UAE. The workshop brought 45 participants and facilitators from 16 countries together to learn, collaborate and further the work of the National NCDI Poverty Commissions.
On World Diabetes Day 2018, the Liberia NCDI Poverty Commission launched their report, and hosted awareness campaigns in Maryland Country. On this occasion, we celebrate our colleagues, peers, and friends who live with, treat, and manage severe conditions like type 1 diabetes across PIH sites.
In Oct 2018, Partners In Health hosted a one-day side meeting “Health Systems and Delivery Strategies to Achieve Universal Health Coverage,” on the sidelines of the Global Conference on Primary Health Care in Astana, Kazakhstan held later in honor of the 40th Anniversary of the Declaration of Alma-Ata. The NCD Synergies team joined the larger PIH team, presenting and engaged in meeting content throughout the week.
On Thursday September 27th, Dr. Gene Bukhman and Maia Olsen represented Partners In Health at the UN High-Level Meeting on NCDs, joining over 350 registered non-governmental stakeholders during the proceedings. PIH prepared a statement but was not selected to speak. Full text of the statement our team intended to give can be found in this post.
On Tuesday September 25th, NCD Synergies in collaboration with HMS and Helmsley, hosted an event during the UN General Assembly. Over 130 people attended the discussion, with representation from the Ministries of Health of Rwanda and Malawi, WHO, the World Bank, and a wide array of global health funding agencies, stakeholders, and peer institutions.