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.
These guidelines, created by Santé Diabète, outline the risks of COVID-19 for noncommunicable disease patients, feature case studies in Mali, Burkina Faso and Comoros, and details the strategic response for COVID-19 implemented by Santé Diabète.
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.
This is the first publication on cancer control and Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Africa. It reflects an advocacy and policy perspective on the status of national cancer control planning efforts in the African region with a view to including cancer in UHC plans across the continent.
Each chapter ‘spotlights’ current status of a specific aspect of cancer control, challenges and gaps in each area as well as policy recommendations for improvement to achieve the ‘Health for All’ vision of Universal Health Coverage.
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.
This article provides a case study of an integrated chronic care clinic in Neno District, Malawi that utilizes a robust HIV program as a platform for NCD screening and treatment, providing longitudinal care for patients with an array of chronic diseases including HIV and common NCDs.
In honor of World Cancer Day 2018, NCD Synergies and the Lancet NCDI Poverty Commission are sharing video narratives of four people living with cancer in rural Ethiopia and Nepal. Their stories, part of the Voices of NCDI Poverty initiative, highlight the importance of addressing the equity gap in access to cancer services among the world's poorest populations.