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Non-communicable diseases

Integrating Care on the Front Lines: Leveraging Community Health Workers in Fighting Non-Communicable Diseases

Lizah Masis, Financing Alliance for Health

“Prevention and control should be at the center of NCD care to reduce the susceptibility of those at risk and to ensure the healthy remain healthy”

Dr. Bachani. Former Deputy Commissioner of NCDs, Ministry of Health,...

Fostering the next generation of health workers

By Dr. Sanele Mandela, founder of Expectra 868 Health Solutions

This blog was originally posted on the NCD Alliance website.

During a 70th World Health Assembly event on access to diabetes medicines and care in underserved populations, health worker...

Why Investments in Frontline Health Workers Matter - Preventing needless deaths through trusted healthcare relationships

By Samalie Kitooleko, Nurse In-Charge of Uganda Rheumatic Heart Disease Registry and Belinda Ngongo, Global Health Leaders Fellow, Public Health Institute

This blog was originally posted at the Global Health Council blog .

It all started when I nursed a young...

Nurses and Stories Are a Powerful Combination

By Cecilia Amaral, IntraHealth International and Frontline Health Workers Coalition

This blog was originally posted on Vital , the IntraHealth International blog.

Samalie Kitooleko wants you to know that nurses are independent professionals who...

Every Woman Everywhere Deserves Cervical Health Screening

By Rosinah Dialwa and Bakgaki Ratshaa, Jhpiego

It is long before 8am and nearly 80 women are waiting outside of Donga Health Clinic in Francistown, Botswana, for free, same-day cervical cancer screening and treatment. Nurse Portia Maphalala and her colleagues stand by...

To Achieve #HealthForAll We Need Health Workers for All

At IntraHealth International, we start by working with our private and public health sector partners to engage communities, strengthen primary health care systems , and identify and support health workers to deliver high-quality, essential services.

HealthRise Lessons from the Field: Creating “Coordinated Care Hubs” to Serve Underserved Populations in Minnesota

By Chanza Baytop, Abt Associates

HealthRise is a five-year, $17-million global effort with funding and thought leadership from the Medtronic Foundation designed to expand access to care for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetes among underserved populations in...

Where There Is No NCD Specialist

By Zena Herman, Hesperian Health Guides

Frontline health workers have proven their value as caregivers for maternal and newborn health, vaccination programs, malaria, and as community educators on nutrition, hygiene and other health issues. As the global disease burden...

Making UHC Work for Women

By Jonathan D. Quick, MD, MPH, President and CEO, Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Note: This blog was originally posted on the Global Health Impact blog

Photo credit: Dominic Chavez

Our MSH colleague Lucy Sakala was an HIV counselor in...

Preparing health workers for the growing burden of non-communicable diseases

By Jeff Meer, Public Health Institute

Frontline health workers face enormous challenges and must be prepared to adapt to changing circumstances. One of the largest changes occurring in global health is increasing urgency for health workers to prevent, diagnose and treat non-communicable...