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Jul 22

IEC materials on mental health and self-care, Myanmar

The Myanmar team had developed various Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials on mental health and self-care. Different types of publications were aimed at the Intergenerational Self-Help Groups, community volunteers and community members in general. These materials were distributed in Pindaya, Ayeyarwady, Yangon and Mandalay region as well as Shan state. Pamphlet on mental health…


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Jul 22

Missed opportunities in hypertension risk factors screening in Indonesia: a mixed-methods evaluation of integrated health post (POSBINDU) implementation

An article entitled “Missed opportunities in hypertension risk factors screening in Indonesia: a mixed-methods evaluation of integrated health post (POSBINDU) implementation” by SUNI-SEA researchers was published in BMJ Open, February 2022. Abstract: Objectives – To assess the implementation and contextual barriers of POSBINDU, a community-based activity focusing on screening of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), mainly hypertension…


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Jun 22

SUNI-SEA newsletter no. 6

Time flies and we have made it through two complete years, since the beginning of the COVID-19 lockdown in many countries. Despite all the challenges, we are pleased to see the positive progress of the SUNI-SEA project. In this edition of SUNI-SEA newsletter, we are pleased to share activities and updates from our three country…


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Apr 22

A set of educational materials on diabetes and hypertension in Vietnamese

Our partners in Vietnam, HelpAge International Vietnam Country Office, Thai Nguyen University of Medicine and Pharmacy, and the Health Strategy and Policy Institute, have collaboratively developed a set of communication materials to help people in communities learn about diabetes and hypertension. The materials include flyers and handbooks. Large-size posters were also produced for hanging at…


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Mar 22

Moving forward: How to continue public health implementation research in LMICs during COVID-19

SUNI-SEA project organised its first webinar in March, titled “Moving forward: how to continue public health implementation research in low- and middle-income countries during COVID-19” Date: 3 March 2020 Time:  8:00 am London / 3:00 pm Bangkok Duration: 90 minutes Platform: Virtual webinar Implementation research projects in lower- and middle-income countries (LMICs) have been disrupted…


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Mar 22

Implementing global health research during the pandemic: what are the lessons for the future?

This literature review was produced by Mary Dunbar, HelpAge International, SUNI-SEA Project Manager. It intends to support the discussion of the webinar titled “Moving forward: How to continue public health implementation research in LMICs during COVID-19” held on 3 March 2022.


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Feb 22

SUNI-SEA newsletter no.5

We are excited to have entered the fourth year of the SUNI-SEA project. During this last phase of our project we are looking forward to sharing the outcomes of our research including the analysed data, publications, training modules, policy recommendations and more. Therefore, our team in the three countries started the year with a busy…


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Des 21

SUNI-SEA skill building seminar at the EPH Conference – combined presentation slides

SUNI-SEA researchers jointly facilitated online workshop titled ‘Community Based NCDs Prevention and Control: What Can we Learn from Research in South- East Asia?’ at the European Public Health (EPH) Conference on 12 November 2021. This virtual workshop provided  an excellent opportunity for consortium members to highlight their work, share their experiences and discuss the preliminary…


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Nov 21

Epidemiological Patterns of Hypertension and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Vietnam: Ecological Study

An article entitled “Epidemiological Patterns of Hypertension and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Vietnam. Ecological Study” by SUNI-SEA researchers was published in Research Square, November 2021. Abstract: Vietnam is a SEA country with a high burden of NCD and hypertension and diabetes are among the top contributors to premature mortality. The recent reviews reported the…


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Nov 21

Core health-components, contextual factors and program elements of community-based interventions in Southeast Asia

An article entitled “Core health-components, contextual factors and program elements of community-based interventions in Southeast Asia – a realist synthesis regarding hypertension and diabetes” by SUNI-SEA researchers was published in BMC Public Health, October 2021. Abstract: In Southeast Asia, diabetes and hypertension are on the rise and have become major causes of death. Community-based interventions…


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Okt 21

SUNI-SEA newsletter no.4

In this edition of SUNI-SEA newsletter, we are pleased to feature stories of NCD screening activities in Ninh Binh, Vietnam; programme adjustment in Myanmar to respond to current needs of the people after the political turmoil; update of learning material on contextual adaptation; an award given to our team member in Slovakia and an interview…




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Jul 21

Myanmar retrospective report (September 2020)

This retrospective study aims to understand contextual factors in the targeted implementation areas of the SUNI-SEA project in Myanmar, to lead to recommendations for effective community-based interventions for NCD prevention and management.


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Jun 21

SUNI-SEA newsletter no.3

This is the third edition of SUNI-SEA newsletter released in May 2021. In this newsletter, we shared a new video providing an overview of the project. Despite challenge of COVID-19, we have achieved some milestones and completed training courses in Ninh Binh – one of our study sites in Vietnam and in Karanganyar Regency, Central…


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