Which are the “best buy” interventions to prevent NCDs? In this course you will learn public health strategies to prevent and control 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 prevent and control NCDs, and changes needed in the healthcare system, with regard 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 versus changes needed in terms of health care delivery are identified and discussed. The focus is on examining, exposing and contrasting the respective contributions, and complementarities between public health interventions targeting the whole population (relying largely on actions in non-health actors) and measures to strengthen the health system and services (involving mainly health care actors and integrated care delivery) toward improved NCD prevention and control.
By the end of the course participants will:
In order to get the Certificate of completion and the 1 ECTS participants MUST:
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.