Why I became an NCD champion: from a refugee camp doctor in Tanzania

John* is a doctor in a refugee camp in Tanzania and sees first-hand how non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have affected the lives of people living in the camp. Having recently become an ‘NCD champion’ as part of our project with UNHCR, he shares his experience and the initial results of this. “NCDs have a big impact… Read more »

Seeking new team members for the PCI Clinical Team

As PCI grows, we are seeking new team members with international experience to join our highly regarded freelance team delivering projects working in partnership with local and global organisations to strengthen primary health care. We are currently seeking: Nurse practitioners with experience working in resource-poor settings General Practitioners / family doctors with experience working in… Read more »

PCI’s Annual Report for 2018

As we come to the end of the year, we are pleased to share with you our Annual Report for 2018. With highlights from the past year, it’s a reminder of what a busy and varied year we have had, and a time to acknowledge and thank all our partners, clients, advisors, colleagues and friends… Read more »

An update from our inspiring Ugandan NCD Champions

Our trip to UNHCR refugee camps in Uganda was an opportunity to see how far our ‘NCD champions’ had come since our initial training visit and it did not disappoint. Nine months after receiving training on delivering NCD care at primary care level, the Ugandan UNHCR NCD champions were able, through a health systems approach,… 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 »

Seeing the impact of cascade training in Botswana

PCI is working with the Ministry of Health in Botswana to strengthen the primary care system through a sustainable cascade training programme for doctors, nurses and other community based health professionals. Dr. David Mazza, one of PCI’s clinical team, recently revisited our partners in Botswana to observe and mentor a cohort of ‘Master trainers’ whom… Read more »

PCI appoints Julia Beart as new CEO

Primary Care International (PCI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Julia Beart as Chief Executive Officer from 1st December 2018. Julia is taking over from co-founder Jonathan Winter, who has led PCI from its inception as the international ‘social enterprise’ arm of medical education company Red Whale. Julia joined PCI in 2015 and, as… Read more »

A renewed focus on primary health care: reflections from Astana

PCI’s Jonathan Winter (CEO) and Adam Sandell, (Clinical Advisor), recently attended the Global Conference on Primary Health Care 2018 in Astana, Kazakhstan. Here, Jonathan and Adam reflect on the conference and the key points emerging from it for the PCI team. This conference marked the fortieth anniversary of the Alma Ata Declaration, a milestone of… Read more »