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Building leadership capacity to prevent and control noncommunicable diseases: evaluation of an international short-term training program for program managers from low- and middle-income countries

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  • Agnes Erzse

    (Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health Cluster)

  • Pascal Bovet


    (University Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine)

  • Fred Paccaud

    (University Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine)

  • Oleg Chestnov

    (Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health Cluster)

  • Nicholas Banatvala

    (Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health Cluster)

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    Abstract Objectives To assess the impact of a 1-week training seminar jointly developed and conducted by the World Health Organization and the University Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine of Lausanne targeting senior policy-makers in low- and middle-income countries on public health aspects of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). Methods A short qualitative questionnaire was emailed to all participants to one of the nine seminars organized between 2010 and 2015. Results From the 195 participants from 96 different countries, 122 (63%) completed the questionnaire. Among them, 87% reported that the seminar made a positive contribution to their professional development and 48% said it helped strengthening their national NCD program. All respondents remained directly or indirectly involved in NCD work. A frequent suggestion was that similar seminars are developed in their region or country. Conclusions The evaluation strongly suggests that this short-term seminar had positive impact on both participants’ personal development and the organization they worked for. There is a demand for organizing similar seminars at regional/country levels to support NCD prevention and control programs.

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    Article provided by Springer & Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+) in its journal International Journal of Public Health.

    Volume (Year): 62 (2017)
    Issue (Month): 7 (September)
    Pages: 747-753

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    Handle: RePEc:spr:ijphth:v:62:y:2017:i:7:d:10.1007_s00038-016-0913-x
    DOI: 10.1007/s00038-016-0913-x
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