Better Care for NCDs: Accelerating Actions in Primary Health Care

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Better Care for NCDs

The aim of this initiative is to expand equitable access to integrated and comprehensive NCD services within Primary Health Care in the Americas. The Objectives are:

  1. To strengthen the capacity of health authorities to plan and implement comprehensive NCD services in primary health care.
  2. To increase the capacity of primary health care services to deliver comprehensive quality NCD screening, diagnosis, treatment, and continuous follow-up care, including referral and counter-referral services.
  3. To strengthen data collection and monitoring of NCD diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of care for people with NCDs.

PAHO encourages countries to adopt this initiative to scale up and accelerate the integration of comprehensive NCD services in PHC as one of the actions required to promote recovery in the post-pandemic era, during 2023 and 2030. 

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