Innovative Multi-Sector Models Increasing Access to Hypertension Services in Asia
*Recommended Audience: Introductory/Undergraduate Students, Young Professionals/Graduate Students, and Mid-Level Professionals
36% of adults in the Southeast Asia Region have hypertension and rates are increasing. The session opening will provide an overview of the burden of NCDs in Asia, establishing the context and scale of need. Following this, three ongoing projects addressing hypertension in Southeast Asia will be presented by representatives of PSI, FHI 360, and another global health NGO. Each project approaches the challenges of NCDs differently, including through community-based prevention and control and market development. Presenters will speak to the current progress and lessons learned from their interventions through a moderated discussion and Q&A with the audience.
Speakers: Heather White, Population Services International; Rebecca Dirks, FHI360; Helen McGuire, PATH