Global Primary Care Workshop Series - Workshop #3

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 12:00to13:00
Topic: In what ways should we deploy our healthcare workforce to better respond to the control of non-communicable diseases?

Required reading:
Strengths of a PHC approach to the prevention and control of NCDs: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7244358/

Task-shifting to overcome healthcare workforce challenges: https://globalizationandhealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12992-015-0129-5

Optional reading:

A code of best practice for disease control programmes to avoid damaging health care services in developing countries: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/hpm.723
Discussion Questions:
  1. “Community participation and empowerment will be essential to achieving progress” (Haque et al., 2020). What does this quote mean? What does this mean for communities, for investors, for health and social systems?
  2. How can different groups of healthcare workers contribute to the management of NCDs? (e.g., community health workers, nurse practitioners, physicians)

Optional Discussion Question:

  1. What kind of NCD programmes do we need to strengthen primary healthcare systems?

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