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NCDs Health Systems Strengthening Kopano

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The SA NCD Alliance is hosting a NCDs Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) Kopano.
Kopano = Setswana for – meeting- unity – together all spot on for this NCDs gathering.
Dates: 17-18 November 2014 (1 1/2 days)
Venue: Birchwood Hotel and Conference Centre
Places: limited and attendance is primarily by invitation
Target stakeholders: patient advocacy groups, civil society, national and provincial health department officials, trade and professional associations, researchers.

Objectives of the Kopano are to achieve the following in relation to NCDs HSS:

  • to explore the way in which patient advocates /civil society groups can work with government (national and provincial)
  • to outline a plan of action for collaboration in the next 3 years
  • to ensure that NCDs are prioritised in all-of-government and all of society.

Areas to be addressed are:

  • Integration of NCDs interventions and services into existing heath platforms/services especially at a primary health care level. HIV/AIDS, reproductive health and maternal and child health, school health for starters.  Which health care workers will provided NCDs care? What is their training? How can patients and NGOs be better involved to contribute towards a patient-centred health system? We are particularly keen to find out how NCDs fits into the NDoH’s plans for the  unpublished but much vaunted Integrated Chronic Disease Management Model.
  • Patient empowerment See the review on person centre care and self-management.
    How do we involve patients in the development and running of health services to meet their needs? Are we talking the same language?
  •  Multisectoral collaboration
    Are there examples of successful public/private partnerships? Which areas are ripe for collaboration? How can the different sectors work together on HSS for NCDs? Where does the proposed National Health Commission fit in? How will all-of-government and all of society work?
  • Quality of care
    How is progress on the NCDs plan to be measured and evaluated? How is it to be reported? What does accountability look like? What are the indicators, standards etc.?

Essential reading:

Maisha Hutton, of the Healthy Caribbean Coalition, suggests these frameworks looking at HSS:

If you haven’t received your invitation yet and feel that you should attend, please contact Vicki Pinkney-Atkinson

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