Facing the NCD Epidemic in Low-and Middle- Income Countries: From Data to Service Delivery

from University of Heidelberg
Registration deadline: 01 Jun 2020 Training date: 15 Jun 2020 to 19 Jun 2020 More Information

Heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and chronic lung disease are the major non-communicable diseases (NCD) which account for about 70% of all deaths worldwide. This NCD burden is not restricted to high income countries anymore. Nowadays, almost 75% of the global NCD deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC).

More and more LMICs are facing major changes in their disease pattern. The improving control of infectious diseases results in a higher life expectancy which together with rapid lifestyle changes leads to an increase of chronic conditions and diseases. This transition bears extreme challenges for health policy . and the health systems.

Prevention and service delivery are key to address the NCD burden especially in LMIC.

Content Overview

The course includes the following topics:

  • Situational analysis of NCD burden and trends (including risk factors) in the home countries of the participants (theory and practical)Comparison of international guidelines and national NCD strategic plans and the status of transfer into practice (exemplary on one/two specific NCD aspect(s))
  • NCD and human and financial resources, NCD financing
  • Three pillars of NCD service delivery: capacity building, NCD services, NCD data generation (availability and quality)
  • implementation/integration strategies
  • Best practice examples

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course he participants should be able to:

  • develop evidence-based models for NCD service delivery
  • critically appraise (local) evidence of NCD burden and availability and quality of respective data
  • identify main challenges in and formulate strategies (capacity building, data generation, service implementation) for NCD service delivery in low- and middle-income countries
  • assess the applicability of international NCD guidelines in local sett
Fee information:
General Admittance: € 750.- tropEd students: € 500.- Included in the course fee is a non-refundable registration fee of € 200.- Please register as soon as possible as the number of participants is limited. Unfortunately, no Scholarships are available. If the participant withdraws from the course less than 6 weeks prior: 25 % of the course fee will be charged. less than 4 weeks prior: 50 % of the course fee will be charged. less than 2 weeks prior: the whole course fee will be charged. The tuition fee does not include accommodation, insurance or other personal living costs during the stay.
How to register:

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