Integrated Care Cascade Toolkit
This toolkit outlines the integrated care system that Partners In Health (PIH) is using in Neno District, Malawi, to combine resources for the screening, treatment and follow-up care of HIV and NCD patients.
PIH and Ministry of Health teams created the Integrated Care Cascade after realizing that while significant resources to combat HIV were available in Neno District, resources for patients with NCDs were limited. The integrated system offers screening for diabetes, hypertension, TB, malnutrition and family planning, along with HIV screenings—rather than separate from them—at patients’ homes, community centers, and health facilities.
The integrated system already is increasing diagnoses, improving care, and maximizing the efficiency of financial and human resources, making the Integrated Care Cascade a model for regions facing similar challenges with disproportionate resources.