Training The Master Trainers In Botswana: An Invitation From The Ministry Of Health and Wellness

The Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) invited PCI to train teams of health care workers chosen from the eight Districts of Botswana that currently provide care for diabetes and hypertension to become ‘Master Trainers’. A senior official from the MOHW opened the 5-day workshop at 8.30am on Day 1 by outlining the growing problem … Read more …

Bringing the Family Medicine Model to China: A View from Guangzhou

Some of the health statistics associated with a country as vast as China can be challenging to comprehend. 100 million people in China have diabetes. 40% of the cigarettes in the world are smoked in China. Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes and heart disease cause nearly 90% of the 10 million deaths in China … Read more …

Training Across Borders – Reaching Healthcare Workers on the Front-Line

“If I can keep Syria’s children healthy, then I’ll be happy” concluded Masud*, a doctor who participated in a PCI training workshop for the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Amman last month. We were chatting over coffee during a short break in a busy programme about Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) management, using ‘Emergency NCD Kits’ that … Read more …

We’re recruiting – could you be our next Partnerships Manager?

Partnerships Manager   3 days/week @ FTE £30,000 (depending on skills and experience) 12-month fixed term contract initially with a view to renewing beyond the first year. Home-based with occasional meetings in Oxford and in London. Please note that this is a UK based role and that applicants must have the right to live and … Read more …

Healthcare Innovation Programme sees new partnership with Health Builders in Rwanda

PCI is delighted to be launching a new collaboration with Health Builders, who have spent nearly a decade developing and strengthening health systems in Rwanda. Through a structured process of engagement with local primary care facilities, staff are mentored as they work to improve their management performance in areas such as human resources, infrastructure, finances … Read more …

Tales from Tindouf: Training Sahrawi doctors in exile

The landscape around Tindouf town is bleak and desolate, a wasteland of stone and sand, and drifts of spent plastic bags and bottles, blown by the desert winds. In a corner of this desert, between 90,000 and 150,000 Sahrawi people are trying to build an independent nation, in preparation for their hoped-for return to Western … Read more …