Partner blogs

Hearing from healthcare learners and leaders

This summer we oficially launched the PCI Academy with our inaugural online NCD course, in partnership with UNHCR. We now hear feedback directly from some of the primary healthcare workers who have completed the course. Dr. Bashir Dirie Jama from Somaliland, Dr Happy Paulianne Mwete from Burundi, Dr Sila Monthe from Kenya and Edward Vukoni … Read more …

Managing Covid a year on: stigma, skills and solidarity

Last week we caught up with Dr Edilu Robert in Uganda after he obtained the certificate of completion from PCI’s COVID-19 e-learning course. A year after the first Ugandan presidential address on COVID-19, Robert shared feedback on the training module, as well as discussing the broader impact of the pandemic on the community where he … Read more …

Supporting a model for primary health care in Libya: investing in healthworkers

Against the backdrop of COVID-19 we are hearing more about the importance of strengthening health systems and the health workforce in combatting this pandemic, especially in resource-limited settings. The WHO’s Director General tells us that “we’re as strong as the weakest link.” In the blog below Dr Mawaheb Shelli in Libya shares her experience about … Read more …

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 …