Health Systems Strengthening In LMICs Vital To Address NCDs

Health Affairs Blog: The Fight Of A Lifetime: Health Systems And Chronic Diseases
Mario Ottiglio, director of public affairs, communications, and global health policy at the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA), discusses the importance of health systems strengthening in low- and middle-income countries to address non-communicable diseases (NCDs), and outlines “three concrete steps for building health system capacity in a substantial and sustainable manner: Integration and continuity of care for NCDs at the primary care level and training of health care providers; Promotion of regulatory system strengthening; Collection, analysis, and dissemination of relevant data…” (3/23).