Meet Godevela Godevela Mukamusoni is a mother of six, living with her husband and children in the Ruharo village of Rwanda. When her symptoms first started, she was taken to Kinoni health center where she was provided medication for schizophrenia. After some time, her symptoms returned and she was taken to a nearby hospital. Godevela’s […]
Based on 10 years of nurse-led heart failure care at integrated noncommunicable disease clinics at rural district hospitals in Rwanda, this article details the first medium-term survival outcomes from the district-level.
Using Rwanda as a case study, this article represents the first reported strategy to successfully decentralize and integrate heart failure diagnosis and management at first-level hospitals in highly constrained health systems.
This study examines the cost of organizing integrated nurse-driven, physician-supervised chronic care for more severe NCDs at an outpatient specialty clinic associated with a district hospital in rural Rwanda. This study concludes that high levels of service for severe, chronic diseases are achievable at a relatively low cost for lower income countries.
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 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.
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.
This article, based on PIH's experiences at Butaro District Hospital in rural Rwanda, reviews cancer pathology services in rural Rwanda and provides an model for establishing anatomic pathology capacity to support cancer diagnosis in resource-limited settings.
This commentary, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, outlines the imperative to extend global research, access to medicines, and care delivery efforts to better address the diabetes burden of the world’s poorest patients. The article also announces two current initiatives supported by Helmsley Charitable Trust, including PIH’s efforts to improve integrated diabetes care in Haiti and Rwanda.
Published by Africa Trade, this article investigates the economic impact of road traffic injuries in sub-Saharan Africa, including the current burden of trauma, economic estimates of the direct and indirect costs of road traffic injuries, and successful programs to address injury prevention and build capacity building in acute and emerging care in low-income countries.