Building Effective Partnerships to Address NCDs and Injuries in the Poorest

Join us Tuesday, November 18th, from 3:00pm to 4:00pm

 Topic: Building Effective Partnerships to Address NCDs and Injuries in the Poorest

The Next Mile Project is excited to welcome Gene Bukhman to lead a discussion on the NCD Synergies initiative and how to effectively build partnerships across governments, universities, corporate funders, foundations, and NGOs to support national planning and advocacy goals in low-income countries.

NCD Synergies is a Partners In Health cross-site project focused on providing public sector accompaniment to Ministries of Health in low-income countries trying to scale-up interventions for the poor suffering and dying from treatable or preventable noncommunicable diseases and injuries. It was launched last July together with the Rwanda Ministry of Health in Kigali, and works through a website (ETA November 2015), conferences, and staff secondments (currently Rwanda and Kenya) focused on linking implementation, planning, and resource mobilization.

Gene Bukhman, MD, PhD is the Founder and Director of the NCD Synergies Network. Dr. Bukhman has worked for eight years supporting NCD service integration in Rwanda, serving as the Senior Technical Advisor on NCDs to the Rwanda Ministry of Health since 2010. Dr. Bukhman is the Senior Health and Policy Advisor on NCDs for PIH, and is the lead author and editor of the PIH Guide to Chronic Care Integration for Endemic NCDs. He is also an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School where he directs the Program in Global NCDs and Social Change. By training, Dr. Bukhman is a cardiologist with special competence in echocardiography as well as a medical anthropologist. His work focuses on the design, planning, and evaluation of integrated strategies to address noncommunicable diseases and injuries of poverty.

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