NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES

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See how our cervical cancer prevention program in Trinidad & Tobago, supported through PSI’s Maverick Collective, is partnering with the Ministry of Health to pilot new technologies for improved cervical cancer screening and bolstering national efforts to raise awareness of cervical cancer and the need for HPV vaccine and regular screening.

OVERVIEW

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) were once considered to be challenges for affluent countries alone. But now, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes and other NCDs have emerged as the leading cause of death and disability worldwide, responsible for 41 million or 71% of all deaths annually.

Tobacco use, physical inactivity, the harmful use of alcohol and unhealthy diets all increase the risk of death due to common NCDs. PSI focuses on moving our clients and providers across the spectrum of care for NCDs, from raising awareness to detection and management of diseases, with a focus on:

  • Cervical cancer prevention through HPV vaccine promotion, early detection and treatment of cervical pre-cancers and referral for follow-on care
  • Cardiovascular disease prevention through awareness, early detection and management of hypertension and type 2 diabetes

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THE THREE PILLARS OF OUR WORK IN
NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES

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Our
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In 2019, PSI's NCD programming reached over 880,000 users, including:

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133,000

women across PSI's global network were screened for cervical cancer

725,000

people were screened for hypertension

22,000

people were screened for Type 2 Diabetes

Our NCD Solutions

In countries where cervical cancer rates are highest, informed access to contraception and HIV testing also remains a critical need. PSI systematically designs, tests and refines integrated sexual and reproductive health service delivery models to meet consumer needs, while improving health outcomes.

PSI liaises with manufacturers to identify new technologies for cervical cancer screening and pre-cancer treatment. We pilot technologies to understand their potential for both consumers and providers, to the impact for scale in low- and middle-income countries.

 

FEATURED PROJECTS
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SELF-CARE TRAILBLAZERS GROUP

DONOR: CHILDREN’S INVESTMENT FUND FOUNDATION; THE WILLIAM AND FLORA HEWLETT FOUNDATION
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PEER: EVALUATING INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND APPROACHES TO ADDRESSING CERVICAL CANCER IN THE REPUBLIC OF MOZAMBIQUE

DONOR: JB FERNANDEZ MEMORIAL TRUST
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NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASE PROGRAM FOR TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

DONOR: USAID AND THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES OF SCIENCE<
PROJECT LEAD: MD ANDERSON CANCER CENTERE
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INCREASING PUBLIC SECTOR CAPACITY FOR DIABETES MANAGEMENT IN LAOS

DONOR: WORLD DIABETES FOUNDATION
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INTEGRATING DIABETES AND HIV SERVICES IN ESWATINI

DONOR: WORLD DIABETES FOUNDATION
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INTERGENERATIONAL APPROACHES TO PREVENT AND TREAT CERVICAL CANCER IN THE CARIBBEAN

DONOR: JULIA LOURIE, MAVERICK COLLECTIVE MEMBER

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