As part of the Sustainable Development Goals, countries around the world are working to provide universal health coverage (UHC) by 2030. This effort requires countries to adapt their health systems to respond to all disease states, including the growing burden of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Many low- and middle-income countries have not prioritized these diseases, and significant disparities in outcomes exist everywhere.
This forward-looking discussion is intended to advance thinking on systems-based approaches and to disseminate actionable recommendations for incorporating chronic disease care in health systems in low- and middle-income countries. Speakers will explore:
• New evidence and frameworks from the Medtronic Foundation HealthRise program, the Novartis Better Hearts, Better Cities program and USAID.
• Opportunities provided by frontline health workforce strengthening, health information systems, and leadership and governance to advance patient-centered chronic care within the context of UHC.
• Perspectives on integrating the financing of noncommunicable disease (NCD) treatment into the broader health system to ensure that countries are prepared to tackle all of their priority health issues.
Registration is free and closed captioning is available to all attendees. This event is recommended for global health policy makers; hospital/health system administrators and providers; global health systems experts; noncommunicable disease (NCD) funders and implementers; and NGO staff focused on NCDs and health systems.
Learn more: dialogue4health.org/web-forums/detail/ncd-care