Workshop Challenges and opportunities for integration of chronic care

Workshop on non-communicable diseases: Challenges and opportunities for integration of chronic care

In most countries in the South, the epidemiological and nutritional transitions are leading to a highly unmet burden of non-communicable diseases (NCD). Major improvements are needed to develop comprehensive policies, increase the coverage and quality of NCD programmes, and to promote patient autonomy and self-management.

On 8 October 2015, a full day meeting was held at ITM on this complex subject, jointly organised by the Cluster Lifelong conditions and the Strategic Network Health Systems (ITM), the Be-cause health working group Chronic non-communicable diseases and the Institut de Recherche Santé et Société, of the Catholic University of Louvain.

The initiative intended to bring together policymakers and experts in the field of policymaking, programmes and health care for people living with a non-communicable disease from LMIC and Belgium.

The workshop was very successful and offered new insights through the rich interactions among the participants and the high quality of the presentations, certainly bringing NCDs more into the picture.

Report of the meeting

Concept note & Programme


Welcome and opening

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3