Parallel Session 2.2

Intelligence Systems and Institutional Capacities in Response to NCDs

2 February 2019

10:30 - 12:30 hrs.

Room : TBC

Background :

The burden of non-communicable diseases is expected to increase tremendously in the coming decade, driven in part by the confluence of rising obesity and rapidly ageing societies. National surveys on health and behavior offer valuable insights into the scale of the NCD burden, and the intelligence system underpinning a country can be further extended to evaluate the success of national programmes in prevention, screening, and disease management. 

Objectives :

This session focuses on the importance of strategies that are data-guided and evidence-based, to highlight the importance of strengthening institutional and community-based capabilities in the use of intelligence systems to address the systemic and long-term challenges that lead to the rise of NCDs.

Moderator

Yik Ying Teo

Dean

Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore

Singapore

Panelist

Alan Lopez

Laureate Professor of Global Health

University of Melbourne

Australia

Pairoj Saonuam

Director, Healthy Lifestyle Section

ThaiHealth Foundation

Thailand

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