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Package of Essential Noncommunicable (PEN) disease and healthy lifestyle interventions

Training modules for primary health care workers

Authors:
World Health Organization. Regional Office for South-East Asia

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Editors: World Health Organization. Regional Office for South-East Asia
Number of pages: 644
Publication date: 2018
Languages: English
ISBN: 9789290226666

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Package of Essential Noncommunicable (PEN) disease and healthy lifestyle interventions – Training modules for primary health care workers, have been developed based on the Package of Essential Noncommunicable (PEN) disease interventions for primary health care in low-resource settings, HEARTS Technical Package which are developed by WHO headquarters. The module includes additional NCD topics relevant to Member States in the South-East Asia Region.

The training modules are intended to increase knowledge, enhance the applications of skills and practices of frontline health workers in the early detection and appropriate management of NCDs at the first point of contact which includes CVDs, diabetes, chronic respiratory diseases, oral cancer, breast cancer, cervical cancer among others. The training modules also consists of protocols of brief interventions to address the key modifiable risk factors: tobacco, alcohol, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity. Addressing health education on household air pollution which has been identified as a risk factor for the South-East Asia Region is also added in the training module. The training package contains 22 sub-modules under the four themes:
Theme I. Overview of the burden of NCDs and cost-effective public health interventions
Theme 2. Health education and counselling on lifestyle risk factors for NCDs
Theme 3. Approaches to NCD management in the PHC setting
Theme 4. Delivering PEN services within the health facility

The title of the modules are appended below for your easy reference: