Help us share COVID-19 guidance with healthworkers globally

We have just launched a fundraising appeal to allow us to share urgently needed new online guidance on COVID-19 with frontline primary healthcare workers in resource poor settings around the world. Rapidly mobilising to respond to requests from doctors and nurses working in already challenging settings – we are this week launching brand new COVID-19 … 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 …

Bridging the gap at global forum on NCDs

The Global NCD Alliance Forum aims to convene, unite and mobilise NCD civil society. The focus of the third biennial forum was: ‘Bridging the gap’: looking to accelerate global efforts to turn policy and commitments into action for people and communities most affected. PCI’s Jane Lennon attended the event, representing the UK Working Group on … Read more …

PCI’s Annual Report for 2019

We are pleased to share with you our Annual Report for 2019. The report shows the diversity of projects we have worked on, as well as our impact throughout the year. We would like to acknowledge and thank all our partners, clients, advisors, colleagues and friends who have inspired and challenged us throughout 2019. We … Read more …

Supporting mental health at the community level in Libya

Last year the UN expanded their focus NCD areas to include mental health. With World Mental Health Day taking place this week it’s an opportunity to raise awareness of the issues and the responses taking place around the world. At PCI our partners have started to ask us to include elements of mental health more in our work supporting primary care. Then this year we really had the opportunity to put this into practice through working with Libyan clinicians.

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.

Listening and learning: my experience of PCI’s NCD training in Burundi

When I told friends and family I was going to Burundi, many of them had to reach for a map. This was my first project visit with Primary Care International. We were in Burundi to provide training in non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as hypertension and diabetes, to healthcare workers in the UNHCR health centres in both urban settings and in the camps.

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.