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GHF2012 – PL01 – Chronic Disease Burden: Balancing Prevention and Care

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Plenary session PL01, Wednesday, April 18 2012, 09:00-10:30, Room 2
Chair: Fred Paccaud, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Lausanne University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland, Louis Loutan, Division of International and Humanitarian Medicine, Geneva University Hospital, Geneva, Switerland
Discussant: Sridhar Venkatapuram, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Applying the HIV/AIDS Model for More Effective Interventions in Health
Hedia Belhadj, Partnerships Department, UNAIDS, Geneva, Switzerland
MSF’s Perspectives on the Challenges of Providing Care for NCDs in Humanitarian Interventions
Abiy Tamrat, Médecins Sans Frontières, Geneva, Switzerland
Realizing the Committment Included in the UN Political Declaration on NCDs
Oleg Chestnov, Non-Communicable Diseases & Mental Health (NMH) Cluster, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

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One thought on “GHF2012 – PL01 – Chronic Disease Burden: Balancing Prevention and Care

  1. A great introduction to the topic of chronic diseases by the speakers. Key messages: we know what to do from guidance on NCDs and the example of HIV/AIDS. 

    Key words were synergy, integration, partnerships, primary health care, clear targets, organisation of health systems, access to medicines, adapted solutions, reorientation, 

    Interesting point by Dr. Belhadj about the need for a movement! As participants of the GHF we are part of this movement and hopefully the GHF will give the chronic disease community the momentum to take the guidance and what we know works forward!
    Very honest view of the transition that needs to happen for organisations as well in addressing NCDs from the MSF perspective. Does the WHO also need to have a transition as an organisation to be more effective in addressing NCDs?

    No real solutions proposed, but hopefully that will come from the Frontliners and their experiences presented over the next few days.

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