Scaling-up NCD Interventions in South-East Asia (SUNI-SEA)

Through evidence-based research in Indonesia, Myanmar and Vietnam, SUNI-SEA will help inform countries how to effectively scale up strategies to tackle non-communicable diseases.

A worldwide health concern

Non-communicable disease or NCDs is a worldwide health concern in particular in developing countries. In South-East Asian countries, more than half of all deaths are caused by NCDs.

Source: World Health Organization – Noncommunicable Diseases (NCD) Country Profiles, 2018.

NCD Interventions

Will synergies between community-based activities and primary health care services enhance impact on health?

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Since February 2020, six ASEAN nations (Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam) have jointly designed monitoring systems for control of non-communicable diseases and health promotion. These will lead to the creation of a single health standard for the region.
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