Which are the “best buy” interventions to prevent NCDs? In this course you will learn public health strategies to curb NCDs, and changes needed in the health care system, with a focus on middle-and low-income countries.
The course addresses public health strategies to curb NCDs, and changes needed in the health care system, with regards to the most cost-effective, affordable and scalable interventions(“best buys”) and health service strengthening approaches. The respective contributions of multi-sectoral public health interventions vs. changes needed within the health care system are identified and discussed. The focus is on discussing, exposing and contrasting the respective contributions of public health interventions targeting the whole population (relying largely on non-health actors) and measures to strengthen the health system (involving mainly health care actors and focusing on individuals at risk) toward NCD prevention and control.
By the end of the course participants will:
The facilitators plan to be in Lugano, and the course will be held entirely on-site. In case of a change of regional policies (e.g., Covid) or personal reasons, the course could change to online or hybrid format.