Non Communicable Diseases (NCD) - Live Training

About the Course

The MSF Non-communicable Diseases (NCD) training is a blended learning course that starts with elearning modules covering technical knowledge for clinical care. The elearning is followed by a face-to-face workshop that translates theoretical knowledge into practice with a focus on consultation and communication skills to provide person-centred care. Programmatic aspects of NCD care delivery, including integration with existing services are also included. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic this year, the workshop will be conducted on an interactive virtual platform. 

The course covers NCDs commonly seen in MSF settings – asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cardiovascular disease and hypertension, diabetes, epilepsy, including some emergency and multiple morbidity scenarios. 

Learning Objectives

Overall objective: to be able to provide care for the NCDs listed above in MSF clinics and other MSF-supported settings.

To understand key elements of clinical management of NCDs commonly seen in MSF settings

To gain clinical skills needed for diagnosing and treating NCDs

To learn chronic care and person-centred care concepts

To gain communication skills for working with patients and enabling their self-management

To understand programme and models of care adaptations for MSF settings

List of Contents


Module (M) 0. Introduction; M1. Asthma/COPD; M2. Cardiovascular disease; M3. Diabetes; M4. Epilepsy; M5. Hypo- and hyperthyroidism.

Virtual workshop:

Please see attached agenda : Intro to NCDs, Asthma/ COPD, People centred care, diabetes , team based care, consultation skills, hypertension and cardiovascular disease, motivational interviewing, epilepsy, pregnancy and NCDs, palliative care, mental health and NCDs, NCD emergencies and multimorbidity.


Applications for the June - December 2023 edition are now closed. Next NCD blended course will start in June 2024.

You can enroll in NCD self-paced e-learning at any time. Please, find it here:


A certificate of attendance and a Tembo Badge will be issued if participants attend each of the webinars and complete the post test quiz.


Blended learning; e-learning followed by virtual face to face; range of methodologies, plenary, small group work, videos, self-directed learning.


Any medical practitioner providing NCD care.