PACK Global Adult
Practical Approach to Care Kit Adult
In 2011 and 2012, PACK was piloted in Botswana and PALM PLUS in the Zomba district of Malawi. As awareness of the PACK programme grew, the KTU was approached by clinicians and health managers working in primary care in Mexico, Kenya, Uganda, Mali, India, Zanzibar, and The Gambia and by role-players working across numerous NGO’s and community based organisations about adapting PACK for use in their countries or organisations.
Partnering with the BMJ
The KTU team realised they would need to work with a partner to respond to this global interest. Trusted by healthcare providers, and with a global footprint of representatives and offices on all continents and an Evidence Centre team of 50 people, BMJ (British Medical Journal publishing group) was ideally placed to be such a partner. BMJ and KTU are also strongly aligned in their strategic goals of “improving primary care, especially in underserved communities” and enabling a “Healthier World”. The organisations therefore partnered in 2015 to enable global use of the PACK programme
PACK Adult Global – print and eBook
The PACK content and training are intended to be localised according to local clinical protocols and practice, and where necessary translated, in each country in which the programme is implemented. However, this requires considerable engagement and support from those responsible for primary care service delivery, and commitment for at least a year to localise the content and conduct pilot training. As individuals, organisations, health departments and ministries progress with primary care development programmes, many role players have requested access to the generic PACK Global Adult version of the content, in a hardcopy or digital format. BMJ and KTU have therefore launched a generic Global edition of PACK Adult. A copy of the Global edition of PACK Adult can be viewed and purchased at: www.packglobal.org