Global health for rare diseases through primary care

A new IRDiRC paper on “Global health for rare diseases through primary care”, the work of the IRDiRC Primary Care Task Force, is now available open access in the The Lancet Global Health:

The Task Force brought together a multi-stakeholder group of experts to assess the priority research areas in primary care.

“Family medicine physicians, general practitioners, nurses, midwives, and others who provide primary care services often serve as the initial point of contact for patients, responding to their concerns and enquiries. With the growing potential for genetic screening and the increasing availability of DNA-based tests for diagnosis and screening, primary care clinicians should be prepared to address patient requests for information or guidance on genetic testing. Primary health care, with its focus on community-based diagnosis, prevention, health promotion, treatment, rehabilitation, and palliation, plays a pivotal role in achieving health for all.”

Read more about the Primary Care Task Force: