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Our message to community members

From time to time there are programmes for screening for diabetes and hypertension in your community. Trained volunteers offer these services, often in collaboration with health facilities…


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Our message to health volunteers

New screening programmes for diabetes, hypertension and other non-communicable diseases are starting in communities. It is very important that volunteers help to identify…


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Our message to health workers in primary healthcare

There are now screening programmes for diabetes and hypertension in communities. People who are identified with high risk factors need to be examined in primary healthcare facilities…


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Policy makers

Diabetes and hypertension are serious risks for the adult population, and increasing year by year. Less than half of the people with serious risks are aware of their health problems. We need to increase…


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SUNI-SEA newsletter no. 7

In this issue, we are pleased to share with you many exciting project developments. Our teams in Indonesia, Myanmar and Vietnam are working at high speed to ensure that the project is progressing. Click here access the newsletter.


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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…