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.

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In 2016, 78% of all NCD deaths, and 85% of premature adult NCD deaths, occurred in low- and middle-income countries.

SUNI-SEA project aims to develop evidence to inform policy making on the most effective ways of addressing scalable solutions for health systems to address NCDs in Indonesia, Myanmar and Vietnam.

Source: Noncommunicable diseases country profles 2018. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2018
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