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HomeCONFERENCE UPDATESICPPA 2024: Advancing NCD Prevention & Management in Africa with PEN-Plus Strategy

ICPPA 2024: Advancing NCD Prevention & Management in Africa with PEN-Plus Strategy

This event serves as a vital platform for exploring collaborative opportunities to integrate the PEN-Plus initiative with existing public health programs in the region. Attended by high-level policymakers, global and regional experts, development partners, private sector representatives, civil society organizations, and NCD focal points from Ministries of Health across the region, ICPPA aims to foster meaningful dialogue and action.

ICPPA 2024 Tracks

Track 1: Ending the Neglect of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) across the life course in Africa.

Track 2: Policy Frameworks and Strategies for Integrating NCD Interventions in Primary Health Care (PHC): from WHO PEN to PEN-Plus

Track 3: PEN-Plus Unveiled: Pioneering Regional Strategies, Opportunities, and Frontiers Track 4: Engage, Empower, Excel: Community-Centric and Person-Centered NCD Care for All

Track 5: Rising to the challenge of NCDs financing in Africa.

About ICPPA 2024

Organized by the WHO Regional Office for Africa, ICPPA 2024 brings together global, regional, and national experts, policymakers, donors, and partners to accelerate and scale up the implementation of the PEN-Plus strategy in Africa.

About PEN-Plus Strategy

The PEN-Plus strategy complements the WHO PEN intervention by focusing on severe spectrum NCDs, such as type 1 diabetes, rheumatic heart disease, sickle cell disease, and palliative care for advanced malignancies. While WHO PEN targets primary health care, PEN-Plus interventions extend to first-level referral facilities, equipping health workers with training, mentorship, and necessary resources to deliver quality care. PEN-Plus emphasizes a patient-centered approach, integrating palliative care and psychosocial support.

Privacy Policy of WHO for ICPPA

At WHO, we prioritize the privacy and security of your personal information. Your data is collected to ensure a personalized event experience, communicate relevant information, and enhance future events based on participant feedback. We adhere to a strict non-disclosure policy, safeguarding your information for internal use only.

Conference Provisional Agenda

The agenda includes plenary sessions, panel discussions, presentations, and scientific sessions covering various aspects of NCD prevention, management, financing, and advocacy. Notable highlights include sessions on NCD epidemiology, policy frameworks, PEN-Plus implementation experiences, community-centric care, and financing challenges.

Call for Abstracts

Authors are invited to submit abstracts reflecting on NCD prevention, management, and integrated health systems. Accepted abstracts will contribute to discussions on creating resilient and sustainable health systems for chronic and severe NCD interventions in Africa.

Side Events

ICPPA 2024 offers captivating side events aligned with conference themes, providing additional opportunities for networking, learning, and collaboration.

Date: 23 – 25 April 2024

Location: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Overall, ICPPA 2024 serves as a critical forum to advance the agenda of NCD prevention and management in Africa, bringing together stakeholders to drive meaningful action and change.

Cite this article as (APA format):

AR Managing Editor (2024). ICPPA 2024: Advancing NCD Prevention & Management in Africa with PEN-Plus Strategy. Retrieved from
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