Parallel Session 2.2

Intelligence Systems and Institutional Capacities in Response to NCDs

2 February 2019

10:30 - 12:30 hrs.

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.


Yik Ying Teo


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



Alan Lopez

Laureate Professor of Global Health

University of Melbourne


Julian Flowers

Head of Public Health Data Science

Public Health England

United Kingdom

Pairoj Saonuam

Director, Healthy Lifestyle Promotion Section

Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ThaiHealth)