Decentralizing Care, Strengthening Health Systems, Taking Person-Centered Approach Vital To Addressing NCDs, Opinion Piece Says
Devex: Opinion: COVID-19 is epicenter of bigger health earthquake — NCDs. Here’s reason for optimism.
Gina Agiostratidou, program director for the Helmsley Charitable Trust’s type 1 diabetes program
“Devastating as it is, COVID-19 is only the epicenter of a much bigger health earthquake, magnifying the long-standing suffering of people living with noncommunicable diseases, or NCDs. … While attention to NCDs continues to lag generally, a growing number of countries — many of them low-income — are investing in bold and effective strategies to expand care. In short, there’s a reason for optimism. Here are three lessons learned from work on diabetes globally that should be brought to scale: 1. Train nonspecialist health workers to manage multiple conditions to decentralize care … 2. Sustainably strengthen health systems while addressing individual diseases … 3. Take a person-centered approach…” (11/12).
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