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Health systems strengthening for NCDs

Written by Vicki Pinkney-Atkinson.

PHANGO, as part of the SA NCD Alliance is hosting a health systems strengthening (HSS) workshop in relation to NCDs. Dates: 17-18 November 2014 for more information contact Vicki Pinkney-Atkinson

Areas to be address are::

  • Integration of NCDs interventions and services into existing heath platforms/services. E.g.: HIV/AIDS, reproductive health and maternal and child health
  • Patient empowerment See the review on person centre care and self-management.
    How do we involved the patient in the development of health services?
    How can NCDs patients and NGOs be better involved to contribute towards a patient-centred health system?
  • Multisectoral collaboration
    Are there examples of successful public/private partnerships?
    How can the different sectors work together on HSS for NCDs?

We are particularly keen to find out how NCDs fits into the National Department of Health’s plans for the as yet unpublished but much vaunted Integrated Chronic Disease Management Model.

Maisha Hutton of the Health Caribbean Coalition, suggests these frameworks looking at HSS:

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