EHS-COVID (397) Webinar: Self-Management of Care During the Covid-19 Pandemic: Perspectives, Strategies, and Results

10 June, 2021

Forwarded from CORE Group. This is a reminder that our exploration of essential health services needs to consider not only facility-based services, but also health care in the home and community, and self-care. Would anyone like to volunteer to attend this webinar and share your observations with HIFA afterwards?


Session 2: Self-Management of Care During the Covid-19 Pandemic: Perspectives, Strategies, and Results

Thursday, June 17, 2021 | 8:30 - 9:30 AM ET | Online

The COVID-19 pandemic forced many health care workers and public health professionals who develop and implement interventions to reconsider options for self-management of care for people living with non-communicable diseases. With people unable or unwilling to visit health facilities on a regular or as-needed basis, self-management of care became a critical and crucial component of care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This webinar will focus on self-management of care among people living with NCDs. Perspectives will be shared from a frontline health worker and from ProjectHOPE, an organization with deep experience in implementing NCD public health programs for over two decades. Specifically, ProjectHOPE will share results from a multi-country diabetes self-management intervention. The presenters will discuss perspectives on self-management of care, strategies for better patient engagement, results, and lessons learned for long-term change in the delivery of self-management of care programming during COVID and beyond.

Webinar Lead: Barbara L. Smith MPH, CDPM, Senior Program Officer, Project HOPE and Katelyn Bryant-Comstock, MPH, Knowledge Management Advisor, IntraHealth International

Webinar Moderator: Arti Patel Varanasi, PhD. MPH, CPH, President & CEO, Advancing Synergy and Chair, CORE Group NCD Interest Group

Webinar Presenters:

Frontline Health Worker Perspective: IntraHealth International - Mme Yacine Ndiaye, Nurse, Dakar Senegal

5 Steps to Self-Care: A Multi-Country Implementation: ProjectHOPE – Barbara Smith, Senior Program Officer

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About the Webinar Series:

Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are responsible for over 41 million deaths worldwide each year with 85% of these deaths occurring in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). In 2011, the campaign for the prevention and control of NCDs was introduced as a priority activity by the United Nations. As global health priorities transitioned from the Millennium Development Goals to the Sustainable Development Goals, NCDs emerged as a set of conditions that have direct links to achieving goals and targets of the SDGs. The CORE NCD Interest Group Webinar Series will provide an opportunity to understand the progress we have made in elevating the NCD agenda since the first United Nations High-Level Meeting on NCD and to craft solutions around the challenges that persist. It is important that we identify sustainable opportunities and solutions for integrating NCD priorities into global health programs recognizing the burden the current COVID-19 pandemic has placed on global citizens and health systems. Webinar participants will have an opportunity to learn from NCD experts and to share their own experiences working as advocates and implementers.

For more information contact: NCD Interest Group Chair, Arti Patel Varanasi, PhD, MPH (

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