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Noncommunicable Conditions

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Presentations delivered by Gauden Galea (Director, NCD and Promoting Health through the Lifecourse, at WHO Regional Office for Europe) - High-level meeting on refugee and migrant health (23-24 November 2015, Rome, Italy)

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Noncommunicable Conditions

  1. 1. Noncommunicable Conditions Gauden Galea Director, NCD and Promoting Health through the Lifecourse WHO Regional Office for Europe
  2. 2. http://www.helpage.org/
  3. 3. Problems for Older Migrants • Chronic noncommunicable diseases – Gaps in treatment continuity, higher risk of complications – No treatment for chronic diseases in emergency kits • Mental Health – Depression, withdrawal, apathy, disorientation, confusion, and memory loss – Reluctance to leave home; relocation adjustment problems – Anxiety with unfamiliar surroundings
  4. 4. Core interventions • Tobacco cessation • Promotion of healthy diet/ physical activity • Diabetes • Cardiovascular risk • Secondary prevention of heart attacks and strokes • Asthma/Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease • Early detection of cancer • Cancer pain relief • Rheumatic heart disease Photo: Mstyslav Chernov, Wikimedia Commons
  5. 5. P.E.N. provides • Evidence-based protocols for essential NCD interventions in PHC • Core list of low-cost, essential technologies and medicines • Tools for cardiovascular risk prediction • Tools for self-care • Model suitable for maintaining continuity of care • Interventions for physicians and non- physicians • A tool for prioritizing interventions "LE Eithne Operation Triton" by Irish Defence Forces https://www.flickr.com/photos/dfmagazine/18898637736/.
  6. 6. THANK YOU

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