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Improving prevention and control of diabetes and hypertension in Indonesia, Myanmar and Vietnam

Improving prevention and control of diabetes and hypertension in Indonesia, Myanmar and Vietnam

In Indonesia, Myanmar and Vietnam policies are in place and governments are committed to reduce NCDs. Guidelines have been developed and NCD programmes have been designed in the three countries, but these programmes are not reaching enough people (especially men and younger persons). Find here a summary of activities in the prospective phase of the study and our expected outcomes.

The retrospective study in brief

The retrospective study in brief

In the first year, the project analysed the situation in each location. We made an inventory of what is happening in each country in NCD prevention and control and compared this with findings in the literature of what is effective and what is cost-effective. We drew lessons learned from each country and made an inventory of strong and weak points. Based on the findings we produced recommendations for the implementation of community-based and primary healthcare activities in the prospective phase of SUNI-SEA.

Analysing cost effectiveness of NCD interventions in South-East Asia: A review of literature

Analysing cost effectiveness of NCD interventions in South-East Asia: A review of literature

In 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) presented an updated list of ‘best buys’ interventions to inform policymakers on the cost-effectiveness and recommended interventions focused on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). SUNI-SEA compared cost-effectiveness studies performed in South-East Asia with the WHO ‘Best Buys’ interventions.

Talk with SUNI-SEA Project Coordinator

Talk with SUNI-SEA Project Coordinator

Jaap Koot, SUNI-SEA project coordinator shared his thought on the link between NCDs and older people, why we need to involve community in NCD intervention and what we have learnt so far from SUNI-SEA reserach project.

SUNI-SEA European consortium members visited Hai Phong, Vietnam

SUNI-SEA European consortium members visited Hai Phong, Vietnam

SUNI-SEA European consortium members visited Hai Phong, one of the two study areas in Vietnam. The delegation included four researchers from the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) / Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen and Trvana University.

Exposure to ‘posbindu’ primary health centres of Indonesia

Exposure to ‘posbindu’ primary health centres of Indonesia

Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Sebelas Maret University, Dr Diah Kurnia Mirawati, and Dr Ari Natalia Probandari welcomed Dr Jeanet Landman and Z.E. Partdoel from University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) to Indonesia for a four-day visit programme, during 29 October – 1 November 2019.