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Engaging community health workers in the management and prevention of NCDs in Asia (webinar 190912)

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Published on Sep 12, 2019

This webinar has been jointly organized by CH CoP and the Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (APO).

Engaging community health workers in the management and prevention of noncommunicable diseases in Asia: strategies, practices and approaches (webinar 190912)

As the burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) increases, new and innovative modes of managing them in primary healthcare and community settings are being investigated by various countries. There is a growing realization internationally that combating NCDs would require a multifaceted approach and collaboration among professionals and institutions that have traditionally worked separately.

Engaging community health workers in the management and prevention of noncommunicable diseases in Asia: strategies, practices and approaches (webinar 190912)
This webinar will give an overview of the different means of involving CHWs in preventing and managing NCDs from four Asian countries (Bangladesh, China, Nepal and Viet Nam) and discuss the challenges to integrate CHW-led NCD programmes.

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The speakers :

Abu Saleh Abdullah, MD, PhD is a Research Professor of Global Health at Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI), and Professor of Global Health at Duke Kunshan University. Professor Abdullah is a behavioral scientist and public health physician with expertise in epidemiological studies, behavioral interventions and health services & systems research. His current research interests include prevention and control of chronic NCDs in LMICs with emphasize on engaging lay health workers as a member of the primary care team to combat NCDs; health services and policy research among the underserved population in the United States and LMICs; and global health and development.

Lal B Rawal, Senior Lecturer – Public Health at CQUniversity, Sydney Campus, Australia. Dr Rawal’s teaching and research interests include NCD prevention and control in LMICs; implementation science research; health policy and systems strengthening; migration and health; and global health and development.

Sohel Reza Choudhury, MMedSci (Clin Epid), PhD is a Professor of Epidemiology at National Heart Foundation Hospital & Research Institute, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Dr Choudhury’s areas of expertise include cardiovascular disease epidemiology and tobacco control.

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