Integrating Noncommunicable Disease Care in Humanitarian Settings: An Operational Guide

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), International Rescue Committee (IRC) and the Informal Inter-Agency Group on NCDs in Humanitarian Settings published an operational guide for public health staff of humanitarian organizations providing healthcare in humanitarian settingsi in order to ensure that care for persons with noncommunicable disease is included and integrated within the primary health care services.

The document describes the rationale and guiding principles for addressing NCDs in a humanitarian context and provides operational guidance for addressing NCDs through an integrated approach at primary health care level. The guidance applies to all types of humanitarian settings and covers the initial acute and ongoing response phases.

The document can be accessed here.

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