Training the Trainer in Western Tanzania’s Refugee Settings

As our new programme of work with the UNHCR gathers pace, a PCI team travelled to Tanzania in February to roll-out the “Caring for Refugees with Non-Communicable Diseases” project to operations in Western Tanzania.  From the shores of Lake Tanganika in Kigoma in the far west of Tanzania, we made our way North, winding along… 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 »

Learning with yoyo’s in Cairo

Dr David Mazza, PCI’s clinician, describes his return to Cairo to assess progress made in the development of family medicine. In July 2016, Tabibi 24/7 asked PCI to work with its healthcare professionals to enhance the delivery of primary care in Cairo. Having carried out the workshop over a year ago, I was delighted to… Read more »

Training The Master Trainers In Botswana: An Invitation From The Ministry Of Health and Wellness

The Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) invited PCI to train teams of health care workers chosen from the eight Districts of Botswana that currently provide care for diabetes and hypertension to become ‘Master Trainers’. A senior official from the MOHW opened the 5-day workshop at 8.30am on Day 1 by outlining the growing problem… Read more »