A new approach to family medicine in Egypt

PCI has just completed a training programme in Cairo with the innovative primary care organisation Tabibi24/7. In a recent study of Egyptian Medical Students, 90% of respondents agreed that family medicine (primary care} had a vital role to play in Egypt’s health care system but on 4% were considering it as a career option. Currently… Read more »

Blog from Bangladesh: Access to Healthcare for Citizens of Nowhere

Teaching doctors working in UNHCR camps with Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar, April 2016 I’m sitting on the balcony on the 8th floor of the hotel venue for our training courses in Cox’s Bazar, having completed training for my two batches of nurses and health counsellors who work with the refugees in (and near) the… Read more »

Could you be PCI’s new Clinical Course Lead?

An important strand of PCI’s work is delivering GP Update style courses in other high-income settings such as Sweden and Australia. As well as expanding access to an unbiased, pragmatic, evidence-based CME for GPs/family doctors in other countries, revenues generated from these courses are used to support our operational costs as we expand our work… Read more »

Dispatches from Jordan

PCI has just completed a week of training in Amman, Jordan, for clinicians working with the international humanitarian medical organization Médécins Sans Frontières (MSF).  In keeping with the rapidly growing burden of non-communicable disease (NCDs) such as diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease worldwide, MSF is expanding its provision of NCD care services across… Read more »

Medecins Sans Frontieres-Primary Care International partnership to strengthen provision of chronic disease care in humanitarian contexts.

Chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes and hypertension kill 38 million people each year. According to the WHO, 82% of these “premature” deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. Up to half of all such deaths are linked to weak health systems that do not respond effectively and equitably to the health-care needs of… Read more »

Practical Innovation in Tackling NCDs

Last week in Nairobi, in partnership with Letshego, PCI hosted a strategic innovation workshop on non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Thirty people from 18 invited organisations took part. They included representatives from two governments, and some of the world’s most experienced innovators in affordable primary healthcare. The dynamic workshop format enabled participants to refine an NCD ‘Theory… Read more »