PCI’s new project in Namibia: supporting the MoHSS

A Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) NCD screening event in Namibia showed that the prevalence of hypertension in adults is up to 40% in some areas. This means a resulting high incidence of stroke and heart disease. PCI is pleased to be supporting the MoHSS, through our Letshego funded Healthcare Innovation Programme, to… Read more »

A new partnership for PCI in Mozambique: our role in shifting NCD care into primary care

PCI is pleased to be partnering with one of Mozambique’s most established healthcare leaders, Professor Ana Mocumbi, Head of Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Research at the Mozambique Institute for Health Education and Research. The partnership will test how strengthening primary care systems and upskilling health professionals in NCD care provision can improve outcomes for patients with… Read more »

Talking avocados and primary care health systems: working in partnership to tackle NCDs in Uganda

Avocados are the “poor man’s’ staple” in Uganda, grown in rural villages and seen as such a common fruit as to be nearly worthless.  Our colleague, Jonathan Nsamba, a nutritionist trained at the London School of Tropical Medicine and NCD project lead for our Kampala based partner “Lifenet”, was amused to hear that they are… Read more »

Clinical Indicators in Primary Care – Why Do They Matter? PCI Reports from Rwanda

For the past year, PCI’s Healthcare Innovation Programme (HIP), in partnership with Letshego, has been working with Health Builders in Rwanda.  Health Builders support primary care health centres by providing mentorship and supervision in five key management areas which include HR, finance, pharmacy logistics, IT and infrastructure. Health Builders have now developed a supervision tool… Read more »

Rainclouds, reflection and role play: a report from Rwanda

The first of seven countries set to participate in a second phase of UNHCR project Caring for Refugees with Non-Communicable Diseases, a PCI team has just returned from Rwanda. Our purpose was to help medical staff who work with refugees from neighbouring Burundi and Congo in seven camps dotted around the country improve the care… Read more »

PCI’s Annual Report 2017 is out now!

As we come to the end of another busy year, we are delighted to share with you our  Primary Care International Annual Review 2017 Please do click through to read all about our highlights from the past year and our priorities for the coming year. Seasons Greetings and all our wishes for a peaceful New… Read more »

Training Across Borders Part 2: Improving NCD Care in Southern Syria

Just across the Syrian border from Jordan, Daraa and its surrounding area is currently enjoying a fragile peace. The area’s doctors and nurses, many of whom have themselves suffered losses, are struggling doggedly to provide good healthcare to a population traumatised by war. PCI is working with the WHO to support these health workers as… Read more »

Calling All GPs Down Under – Want To Teach For GP Update?

Background Primary Care International (PCI) was set up by Red Whale | GP Update to support the expansion of its work internationally, with a particular interest in strengthening primary care in resource-poor settings. In 2014, this new venture became a separate not-for-profit company, and is currently running a number of pilot projects around management of… Read more »