GHF2014 – PS11 – Emerging Experiences in Eastern Europe and Central Asia for Integrated NCD Control in Primary Health Care Settings

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PS11 TUESDAY, 15 APRIL 2014 ROOM: MOTTA ICON_Fishbowl
Emerging Experiences in Eastern Europe and Central Asia for Integrated NCD Control in Primary Health Care Settings
MODERATOR:
Mr. Kaspar Wyss
Head of Unit, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
SPEAKERS:
Strengthening Rural Health Services: Prevalence of diabetes and associated risk factors among ≥45 year olds in South Tajikistan
Ms. Gulzira Karimova
Local community health specialist, Tajik-Swiss Health Reform and Family Medicine Project (Project Sino), Tajikistan
Nicusor Fota
Public Health specialist, Romania
Ala Curteanu
Dr. John Tamaro
Aga Khan Foundation, Switzerland
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Historically primary care services in Eastern European and CIS countries have been orientated towards identifying communicable disease patients and referring them then to hospital. Today many CIS and Eastern European countries emphasise the importance of family medicine and in some countries such as for example Moldova or Lithuania substantial progress has been made over the last decades. The packages of services to be provided at primary health care / family medicine level remain however focused on controlling for short, episodic, curative care, mother and child health care and vaccination.  In consequence there exists limited documentation on emerging experiences for NCD control within primary health care. The present session shall address this gap and present emerging experiences from Eastern Europe and Central Asia on approaches towards the integration of NCD control within primary health care settings.
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