Site NO. 2: Managing NCDs at the District Health System

LOCATION : Kaeng Khoi District, Saraburi Province

In 2013, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) launched the district health system (DHS) policy to encourage integrated management of health care at the district level in order to have more unity of the health care team, share resources and promote community participation. The aim of the DHS policy is to decentralize health decision and management from central l to district level which is close to the community at large and has more economy of scale in delivery of comprehensive health services especially primary health care to people. The DHS policy also aims to reinforce and strengthen the UHC policy and to encourage local governments, other local organizations and communities to engage in local health management to better advocate and promote prevention and find the best solution against NCDs at the District Health System. In this study visit, participants will learn about the platform for learning and sharing experiences together between district health managers, teams, for better collaboration between district health teams and other sectors both inside and outside their districts in managing NCDs.