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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 have 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. Our package comes in 2 formats:

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

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.
All our NCD Care Package materials are free to use but can not be reproduced for sale or placed behind a paywall or subscription based portal. The work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Download the materials

Diagnosis and Treatment Desk Guide

This quick-reference desk guide for doctors and other qualified clinicians includes information on how to identify, screen/test, refer as applicable, and provide follow-up care for non-complicated NCD patients.

Microsoft Word Document PDF

Lifestyle and 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

Facilitator Guide to Deliver NCD Training

This desk guide is for the training of facilitators to ensure they have a clear understanding of the materials and training methods used in the NCD Care Package.

Microsoft Word Document PDF

Training Modules

These training modules will help health workers develop a clear understanding and awareness of how to manage NCD patients, which will improve their ability to provide a better quality NCD service. The training employs a participatory approach, which encourages more interactive activities, such as group discussion and role play.

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

NCD CVD, diabetes, epilepsy, mental health treatment card

A landscape treatment record for health workers to use at review appointments with patients.

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

CVD Care Package: Strategy

This guide provides a strategy for implementing the CVD care package, including adaptation, evaluation and scale up.


Adapting the NCD Care Package: A Quick Guide

This quick guide aims to help you adapt our Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) Care Package to your country context. It is aimed at national programmes and their managers, medical associations and other agencies involved in preparing NCD guidelines for national and regional use, as part of improving service delivery in primary and referral care. The Care Package can also be adapted for use anywhere in the country by public, NGO and private providers.