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Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) Care Package

 

Our Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) Care Package is a suite of practical, user-friendly guides and tools that has been developed in partnership with ministries of health, doctors, nurses and other health workers. It draws on the best current evidence and recommendations for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care for patients with NCDs in low and middle income countries. We have provided each element of the package in two formats:

  • PDFs that you can download, print and use as they are, and
  • Microsoft Word documents that you can download, edit and adapt to suit your local setting.

The materials in this package are all free to use but can not be reproduced for sale. The work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

The package is aimed at ministries of health, national programmes, medical directors and other agencies involved in improving NCD care. If you do wish to adapt, test and roll-out the care package in a regional or national setting, we recommend that you approach this as a longer-term project and read our guide to Adapting the NCD Care Package.


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Lifestyle & Health Education Desk Guide

This quick-reference desk guide is aimed at nurses and other health educators and contains information to help change the behaviours and key lifestyle risk factors of adults with or at risk of NCDs. The guide also contains information on treatment support, including adherence to clinic appointments and taking medications properly.

Microsoft Word Document PDF

Chronic care treatment card: CVD, hypertension and diabetes

A treatment record for health workers to use at review appointments with patients. The card includes a short explanation and an example version, plus a blank template for you print and use.

Microsoft Word Document PDF

Health education leaflet: How to live a healthy life

This leaflet is for health educators to give to all patients diagnosed with pre-diabetes, diabetes, hypertension and CVD, as well as those who are at high risk of CVD. It can be adapted to your local setting and offers user-friendly advice on how patients can improve their health through a healthy diet, physical activity, limiting alcohol and stopping smoking.

Microsoft Word Document PDF