A ‘blended learning’ approach to training: focus on practical NCD management skills

The PCI team recently carried out a training with Medecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Jordan on providing NCD care in humanitarian settings for clinicians and medical programme managers working in MSF clinics in the region. This was the first time we used a ‘blended learning’ approach, where participants completed an e-learning course in advance of the… Read more »

Update on our partnership in Kenya: expanding access to quality health care

PCI is excited to be continuing our partnership with AMPATH and supporting their innovative work on primary healthcare. A key area of focus in this next phase will be the development of an ‘Operational Guidance’ manual: a practical guide to systems and infrastructure needed for setting up and running primary healthcare services. This will ensure… Read more »

Community primary care in action

We attended a group care meeting in Webuye, Kenya today and had the privilege of meeting Mercy*, who had just been diagnosed with diabetes. Mercy is a new member of a microfinance group there and had just been seen by a clinical officer for NCD screening.  As part of the BIGPIC* project, health care clinics… Read more »

Decentralising NCD care in Mozambique

It’s exciting to see the next steps taking place within our ambitious project of decentralisation of non-communicable disease (NCD) care in Mozambique. This pilot project is a result of a new partnership between PCI and Professor Ana Mocumbi’s research team at the Instituto Nacional de Saúde (INS)- the National Public Health Institute, facilitated by the… 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 »