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 …

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 …

Plastic bottles as inhaler spacers: improving the effectiveness of healthcare using clinical skills

There are more than half a million refugees in the DRC. Healthcare in refugee camps is overseen by the UNHCR, with whom PCI is working in a number of countries to develop care for NCDs. That’s why, in September 2018, PCI’s French-speaking clinical team headed to Kinshasa to train doctors and nurses working with refugees … 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 …