South-East Asia's innovative strategies
While countries in Europe struggle with ever-increasing costs of chronic diseases, Indonesia, Myanmar and Vietnam have developed innovative strategies to curb the epidemic of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes in an early phase, by
- moving NCD prevention and management from hospitals to primary healthcare facilities;
- involving communities and bringing prevention and self-management to the homes of people;
- linking NCD prevention to socio-economic development;
- introducing integrated financing of health prevention and clinical care for NCDs.
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.