In this course, you will learn about the integrated approach to the management of non-communicable diseases (NCD) in primary health care. NCDs including heart disease, diabetes mellitus (DM), and chronic respiratory diseases (CRD) are the leading cause of premature mortality in the WHO SEA region.
Overview: The course aims to cover the types of NCDs and risk factors, the challenges of delivering NCD services in primary health care, elements of WHO technical packages (PEN and HEARTS) for NCDs and how to adapt these packages in primary health care.
SEARO NCD PEN-HEARTS is a series of four courses with the other three courses focusing on NCDs interventions, diabetic foot care and palliative care that will enable the learner to plan and deliver NCD services.
This course is part of a series of four courses. For a better learning experience, we recommend accessing the courses in the order listed below:
Course duration: Approximately 2 hours.
Certificates: A Certificate of Achievement will be available to participants who score at least 80% of the total points available in the final assessment. Participants who receive a Certificate of Achievement can also download an Open Badge for this course. Click here to learn how.