Healthcare leaders

Healthcare workers are the backbone of any primary care system. We aim to reach 25,000 healthcare workers by 2025 through training and mentoring. We are also investing in local leadership to create diverse networks of primary healthcare champions and leaders around the world.

“Healthcare leaders need knowledge, skills, attitudes and tools. PCI have got all of that. I think PCI’s plan with regards to the support of local leaderships is really, really important for the health system.” (Dr Ghassan Karem, MoH, Libya)

  • Dr Osama Saidoun

    Libya
    Osama participated in training as part of our EU-funded project with IRC in Libya:

    Dr Osama Saidoun

    Libya

    Osama participated in training as part of our EU-funded project with IRC in Libya:

    “The key advantages of the recent digital training from PCI were the comprehensive content, and the discussion sessions (webinars) carried out through Zoom with excellent professional trainers in terms of knowledge and performance. Any training at present is challenging due to both the demands around COVID-19 and the ongoing unstable situation of our country. Overall, the online learning experience was new and wonderful for me. As a result of the training, I already started to better support patients with End Stage Renal Disease – and will be adapting the way I manage patients with chronic diseases. I also feel that my communication skills improved a lot.”

  • Miata Johnson

    Tanzania
    Miata, Nurse and Public Health Officer with UNHCR, was part of a cohort of primary care clinicians we supported on managing NCDs in refugee settings:

    Miata Johnson

    Tanzania

    Miata, Nurse and Public Health Officer with UNHCR, was part of a cohort of primary care clinicians we supported on managing NCDs in refugee settings:

    “Following training with PCI we established a clinic for diabetes in the camp. From the Training of Trainer method, clinicians were able to cascade training to other staff. This means we can reach many more healthcare staff and therefore more patients. Now, running the diabetes programme – and broader NCD programmes – we are able to factor in what is needed with broader planning with partners: identify the gaps and what needs to be done.”

    Read more about her experience.

  • Dr Mawaheb Shelli

    Libya
    Mawaheb was trained as a mentor as part of our EU-funded project with IRC in Libya:

    Dr Mawaheb Shelli

    Libya

    Mawaheb was trained as a mentor as part of our EU-funded project with IRC in Libya:

    “This project engages health workers from small primary health facilities and invests in them to reach their full potential. As a mentor I have supported health workers from the Ministry of Health in delivering ‘cascade training’ with their colleagues. Attending the PCI run mentor-workshop really helped bring all the pieces together. Next steps for me are to continue to support the guidance and care pathways being implemented across the pilot sites.”

    Read more about Mawaheb’s experience

  • Edilu Robert

    Uganda
    Robert Edilu was PCI’s first NCD ‘champion’ within the UNHCR programme and is now one of the facilitators for the online course:

    Edilu Robert

    Uganda

    Robert Edilu was PCI’s first NCD ‘champion’ within the UNHCR programme and is now one of the facilitators for the online course:

    “Equipped with all the diverse knowledge and experiences obtained through training and support from PCI team and colleagues, I went out into the world to mentor, treat, establish functional systems and to monitor and evaluate the implementation of NCD care at the various refugee settlements where I worked.”

    Read more about Robert’s experience

  • Dr Happy Paulianne Mwete

    Burundi
    Happy is in charge of the health centre at a refugee camp in Burundi. She participated in our online 'Management of NCDs' course. Read more about her experiences here.

    Dr Happy Paulianne Mwete

    Burundi

    Happy is in charge of the health centre at a refugee camp in Burundi. She participated in our online ‘Management of NCDs’ course. Read more about her experiences here.

    “The clinical skills we learnt on the course were useful and helped get me up-to-date in my knowledge of NCDs. But what interested me more was the management: the monitoring, the evaluation. That was the part that we were not doing in the camp. We need to find time to focus more on working with community leaders. And introduce them to prevention of NCDs, to see what their part is, and see how we can work together in the management of NCDs.”

  • Edward Vukoni

    Uganda
    Edward works in a clinic in a refgee camp in the west Nile region of Uganda. He participated in our online 'Management of NCDs' course. Read more about his experiences here.

    Edward Vukoni

    Uganda

    Edward works in a clinic in a refgee camp in the west Nile region of Uganda. He participated in our online ‘Management of NCDs’ course. Read more about his experiences here.

    “Cascade training went well – we now have our 12 clinical officers , from 12 facilities, on board. We will be supporting onsite mentorship to the clinic teams led by these clinicians. Having a network with different people in the different parts of the world to collaborate with and learn from to find local solutions to local problem is another important thing about the course.”

  • Dr. Bashir Dirie Jama

    Somaliland
    Bashir works in a regional hospital in Somaliland and participated in our online 'Management of NCDs' course. Read more about his experiences here.

    Dr. Bashir Dirie Jama

    Somaliland

    Bashir works in a regional hospital in Somaliland and participated in our online ‘Management of NCDs’ course. Read more about his experiences here.

    “I have carried out cascade training with doctor, Health officers, Nurses, Midwives and Community health workers. I followed up some Health workers and have seen them measuring blood pressure accurately, while some of them provided health education to diabetic cases. I am glad that my trainees have gained knowledge and skills and applied it to their patients.”

  • Dr. Sila Monthe

    Kenya
    Sila works in a refugee setting in rural north-west Kenya. She participated in our online 'Management of NCDs' course. Read more about her experiences here.

    Dr. Sila Monthe

    Kenya

    Sila works in a refugee setting in rural north-west Kenya. She participated in our online ‘Management of NCDs’ course. Read more about her experiences here.

    “Joining the live workshop with people from other countries and refugee settings was eye opening. I thought some problems were unique to us. Sharing ideas and solutions was so helpful and I already have plans to cascade the learning to Clinical Officers at the clinics where I work.”