Meet Israel Israel Musalam was involved in a road traffic accident while on his motorcycle to work. He was hit from the back by a truck that left him with two broken bones in his leg. Israel was taken to Zomba Hospital Center in Malawi, where doctors inserted long metal pins in his leg to […]
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 […]
Meet Simon In 2015, Simon John started to notice issues with his heart causing shortness of breath and affecting his ability to walk. He visited several hospitals in Malawi but they were unable to diagnose his condition. Finally, Simon went to the Neno District Hospital, a Partners In Health sister organization in Malawi. At the […]
Meet Vito Vito Chiwala is 36 years old living in the rural village of Mwandoma, Malawi. In 2001, his legs began to give him problems. Not being able to walk prevented him from going to work on the farm and his wife became his caretaker and the primary breadwinner of their family. Unable to work, […]
Paired to the launch of the Lancet NCDI Poverty Commission report in September 2020, this policy brief provides a high level overview of the findings and recommendations from the Commission report, as part of efforts to address one of the most glaring inequities in global health.
Released by The Lancet Commission on Reframing NCDs and Injuries for the Poorest Billion (The Lancet NCDI Poverty Commission) in September 2020, this landmark report highlights key findings and recommendations demonstrating the magnitude and pattern of the NCDI burden in several low and low-middle income countries (LLMICs) in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean, and South Asia as well as emphasizing the disparities existing in care and resources available for NCDs and injuries.
This commentary discusses of the impact of COVID-19 on type 1 diabetes (T1D) care in low-middle income countries (LMICs), due to the exacerbations of COVID on access to insulin, blood glucose monitoring, and availability of expert clinical care. Through various country examples, the authors describes these challenges and their evolving responses.
This meeting report published by WHO AFRO covers the four-day regional consultation held in Kigali, Rwanda in August 2019 co-hosted by WHO AFRO, WHO Rwanda, and Ministry of Health Rwanda to discuss member states' progress of PEN and a regional strategy for PEN-Plus.
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.