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Scaling-up NCD Interventions in South East Asia

Objective

The SUNI-SEA project aims to validate effective scaling-up strategies of evidence-based diabetes and hypertension prevention and management programmes, and to enhance sustainable action for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, based on experiences in South-East Asia. The burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as hypertension and diabetes, is increasing in low- and middle-income countries. Indonesia, Myanmar and Vietnam have national or large-scale evidence-based programmes to prevent diabetes and hypertension, detect people at risk and treat patients. By creating synergies in financing (health insurance and public funding), use of international standards (WHO-PEN protocols and local guidelines), community involvement (individuals and groups) and use of ICT (different apps), the three countries link NCD prevention and control to poverty alleviation and social security. Within these excellent living labs, the consortium will apply a comparative effectiveness research with a participatory approach – research with people, not on people. The project will define the critical success factors for scaling-up hypertension and diabetes prevention and management measures by validating a) the contextual factors for effective and efficient implementation; b) the core components of community-based and health facility-based interventions; c) the most cost-effective and sustainable scaling-up strategies. The project will create training and learning materials, draw lessons learned from these three countries and provide a cost-effective implementation and scaling-up model for worldwide implementation of NCD interventions. Through engaging all stakeholders, SUNI-SEA will contribute to the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases evidence base that can be used to implement strategies for improving global health.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/endocrinology/diabetes
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development

Call for proposal

H2020-SC1-2018-Single-Stage-RTD
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS GRONINGEN
Address
Hanzeplein 1
9713 GZ Groningen
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 865 000

Participants (8)

RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 426 250
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TRNAVSKA UNIVERZITA V TRNAVE
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 292 000
Address
Hornopotocna 23
918 43 Trnava
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HELPAGE INTERNATIONAL LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 457 500
Address
Tavistock Square 1-6 3Rd Floor Tavis House
WC1H 9NA London
Activity type
Other
HELPAGE INTERNATIONAL UK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 43 750
Address
Tavis House 1-6 Tavistock Square
WC1H 9NA London
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITAT PASSAU
Germany
EU contribution
€ 184 375
Address
Innstrasse 41
94032 Passau
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THAI NGUYEN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND PHARMACY
Vietnam
EU contribution
€ 123 750
Address
284 Luong Ngoc Quyen Street
Thai Nguyen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTE OF HEALTH STRATEGY AND POLICY
Vietnam
EU contribution
€ 202 500
Address
196 Lane Ho Tung Mau Street Cau Giay District
122865 Hanoi
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITAS SEBELAS MARET
Indonesia
EU contribution
€ 397 500
Address
Jl Ir Sutami 36A Kentingan
57126 Surakarta
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments