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 »