Partner blogs

The PCI approach in Tanzania: working to get quality healthcare to all

At PCI we provide tailor-made support to build capacity in people and primary healthcare systems. However it can sometimes be hard to envisage what this actually means! This blog from Ms Miata Johnson, nurse and Public Health Officer with UNHCR in Tanzania, helps bring to life what we do. It provides some concrete examples of what our approach can help achieve for those working in more challenging primary healthcare settings.

Nurses lead the way in achieving universal health and wellbeing

As Heads of State and Government meet in New York to discuss Universal Health Coverage at the highest political level, we have co-authored a blog with Swasti on the essential leadership role of nurses in achieving universal health and wellbeing. We are calling for a shift in mindset and in countries’ regulatory framework, as well as an investment in training and support, to allow the nursing professionals to deliver the best value of care they are qualified to provide.

Botswanan trainers lead the way in roll-out of national primary care guidelines

PCI’s partnership with the Botswanan Ministry of Health and Wellness (MoHW), and Letshego Financial Services, really demonstrates the value of a cascade training approach. Read our guest blog from Dr Gontse Tshisimogo, a public health doctor working in the Botswanan MoHW, to hear about the impact so far.

Our first ever ‘Caring for Refugees with NCDs’ certificate holder!

Congratulations to Edilu Robert, a clinician from Arua, Uganda. Robert is the first of our NCD champions to obtain the certificate as part of our multi-country project with UNHCR. He tells of his experience of working in a refugee setting, and the importance of a team healthcare approach. “It’s a year now since I became… Read more »

From trainee into Trainer: feedback from Afghanistan

Following on from the training that we did in Afghanistan last year – on the use of WHO Emergency Kits medicines and equipment for the management of key NCDs – it’s exciting to see our cascade training model successfully moving forward. Hear directly from Dr Abdul Bari Khuram, a doctor from Afghanistan and one of… Read more »

NCD training in Syria: my own experience

PCI has been supporting optimal use of the WHO’s NCD Emergency Kits by key medical staff working in Syria. We have been providing cascade training and follow-up distance mentoring. Here, one of the participants – Dr Molham Saflo – shares his experiences. “Since the conflict hit Syria in 2011, the focus has been on the… Read more »

Cascade training in Rwanda: hearing from an ‘NCD Champion’

Dr Charles Nahimana, 31, is Health Co-Ordinator at Nyabiheke Refugee Camp in Rwanda. Dr Charles attended PCI’s ‘cascade training’ last November. and became an ‘NCD Champion’ in the camp. This is part of our UNHCR project – working to roll-out clinical guidelines, build clinical and managerial capacity of medical staff to improve NCD management, monitor… Read more »

Improving NCD care in Uganda: a health worker’s perspective

PCI, in partnership with LifeNet International (LN), is piloting a model of care that brings the power to identify and treat NCDs into the hands of health workers in local health facilities, which are direct access-points for care for most Ugandans. Hear directly about this experience from Mukasa, a nurse charged with running a health… Read more »