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Strengthening health systems

Our evidence-based tools and resources help frontline healthcare professionals improve the management of both communicable and non-communicable diseases.

Our Clinical Decision Support Training Initiative enables healthcare professionals in the Caucasus, Central and South East Asia with the knowledge, skills and resources to improve detection, diagnosis and management of infectious diseases.

This programme is underpinned by our decision support tool BMJ Best Practice and online learning resource, BMJ Learning.

The Practical Approach to Care Kit (PACK) is a set of primary care guidelines, supports frontline teams treating patients in remote regions.

PACK answers the questions of clinicians and nurses who are treating patients in remote regions.  Covering 40 common symptoms and 20 chronic conditions, the printed handbook provides evidence-based content and localised guidelines sourced primarily from BMJ Best Practice and WHO.

Its practical and easy to use design is proving to be an invaluable tool for over 6,000 clinics across South Africa, Nigeria and Brazil.  

Watch this short video to see how PACK is helping nurses make a difference to patients in South Africa.

“PACK gives you so much confidence because you know you are within the prescribed guidelines of the Western Cape health department so you are covered.” Sister Gloria Gordon, Ceres Hospital


Randomised controlled trials show that the introduction of PACK in South Africa has:

  • Increased Tuberculosis case detection. 
  • Improved health outcomes for patients, including CD4 and weight gain for HIV positive patients. 
  • Reduced hospital admissions and increased primary care utilisation.  

We also offer expertise for establishing accreditation frameworks and guidelines development.

Discover the other ways we focus on global health and health security priorities:

BMJ Global Health

Work with us to address global health and global health security priorities.


We encourage governments, universities and NGOs to partner with us. Please contact Dr. Tracy Eastman today.

Dr Tracy Eastman, KTU Director of International Development
Tel: +44 (0) 208 872 6323


We want to talk to you about collaborating to create a partnership programme. Together we can accelerate progress towards achieving the SDGs and deliver global health security priorities.

Please contact Mitali Wroczynski to find out how you can work with us. 

Mitali Wroczynski
Head of Strategic Partnerships, Global Health & Global Health Security
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7383 6517


Talk to us today about how Research to Publication can raise your institution's research capabilities to improve recognition and increase funding.  Please contact Richard Purdy.

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Richard Purdy. Head of International Development
Tel: +44 (0) 207 383 6192