COHESION (COmmunity HEalth System InnovatiON) – Improving the health system response for attending the double burden of Noncommunicable and Neglected Tropical Diseases.

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Objective

The COHESION project hypothesize that sustainable, gender and context appropriate interventions at policy, health system and community level can be developed and integrated into primary healthcare (PHC) responses through a clear understanding of barriers and enablers for diagnosis, management and care of Non-Communicable Diseases and Neglected Tropical Diseases.

Design

This study will adapt the methodology of the PRIME – Programme for Improving Mental Health Care, which aim is to generate evidence on the implementation and scaling up of integrated packages of PHC in Low- and middle-income countries. The methodology includes: a Global and National Policy Analysis; Health System Assessment (Community Mapping and Household based survey), Qualitative interviews; Intervention development.

Results

In planning stage.

Contact

Maria Amalia Pesantes
maria.pesantes.v@upch.pe
María Kathia Cárdenas
maria.cardenas.g@upch.pe

Location

Mozambique, Nepal and Peru.

Funding

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC); The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).

Duration

2016-2018

Research team

David Beran (Geneva University Hospitals and University of Geneva, J. Jaime Miranda (Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru), Sandro Cattacin (University of Geneva), François Chappuis (Geneva University Hospitals and University of Geneva), Albertino Damasceno (Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo, Mozambique), Nilambar Jha (B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal), Claire Somerville (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies), L. Suzanne Suggs (Universit della Svizzera italiana).

Colaboradores

In Peru: María Amalia Pesantes y María Kathia Cárdenas.

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