What government and civil society can do to prevent and reduce the burden of NCDs for their citizens

05 Mar 2019
13:30 - 15:00
MH4

What government and civil society can do to prevent and reduce the burden of NCDs for their citizens

Organised by: Partners In Health/Inshuti Mu Buzima (PIH/IMB) and Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC).

What government and civil society can do to prevent and reduce the burden of NCDs for their citizens; Integration of NCD care into primary health care. As the world is experiencing a drastic shift from infectious diseases to non-communicable diseases, low and middle income countries are battling with a double burden of disease both infectious and non-communicable diseases affecting communities especially those living in remote and underserved settings.


Moreover, the investments in healthcare seems not to follow the disease burden given the recent epidemics of Ebola, Zika, MERS, have diverted funding towards global health security leaving the non-communicable diseases and infectious diseases domains underfunded as well as policy wise how can non-health actors could be sensitized to invest and engage in the fight against non-communicable diseases and what are the needed platforms for this to take place so that Universal Health Coverage for Non-Communicable diseases could be achieved.

This session will explore what policies, stakeholders, technologies and models of implementation are needed and how resources from other health domains can be leveraged to address non-communicable diseases.