Volume 14 Supplement 2

Responsive health systems: working with the community on control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs)


Edited by Tamzyn Davey, Pascale Allotey and Daniel Reidpath

The supplement was devised by Global Public Health program unit at Monash University in Malaysia. Articles originate from a variety of sources relevant to community based prevention programmes for diabetes and include some articles originating from presentations at the Nutrition Society of Malaysia's Non-Communicable Diseases Conference 2013. Publication charges for the supplement were funded by Novo Nordisk. Peer review was overseen by the Supplement Editors in accordance with BioMed Central's peer review guidelines for supplements. The Supplement Editors declare that they have no competing interests.

  1. Research

    A community-based approach to non-communicable chronic disease management within a context of advancing universal health coverage in China: progress and challenges

    Paralleled with the rapid socio-economic development and demographic transition, an epidemic of non-communicable chronic diseases (NCDs) has emerged in China over the past three decades, resulting in increased...

    Nanzi Xiao, Qian Long, Xiaojun Tang and Shenglan Tang

    BMC Public Health 2014 14(Suppl 2):S2

    Published on: 20 June 2014

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    Chronic non-communicable diseases and the challenge of universal health coverage: insights from community-based cardiovascular disease research in urban poor communities in Accra, Ghana

    The rising burden of chronic non-communicable diseases in low and middle income countries has major implications on the ability of these countries to achieve universal health coverage. In this paper we discuss...

    Ama de-Graft Aikins, Mawuli Kushitor, Kwadwo Koram, Stella Gyamfi and Gbenga Ogedegbe

    BMC Public Health 2014 14(Suppl 2):S3

    Published on: 20 June 2014

  3. Research

    Addressing non-communicable diseases in Malaysia: an integrative process of systems and community

    The prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and NCD risk factors in Malaysia have risen substantially in the last two decades. The Malaysian Ministry of Health responded by implementing, “The National S...

    Feisul Idzwan Mustapha, Zainal Ariffin Omar, Omar Mihat, Kamaliah Md Noh, Noraryana Hassan, Rotina Abu Bakar, Azizah Abd Manan, Fatanah Ismail, Norli Abdul Jabbar, Yusmah Muhamad, Latifah A Rahman, Fatimah A Majid, Siti Nurbaya Shahrir, Eliana Ahmad, Tamzyn Davey and Pascale Allotey

    BMC Public Health 2014 14(Suppl 2):S4

    Published on: 20 June 2014

  4. Research

    Application of Intervention Mapping to develop a community-based health promotion pre-pregnancy intervention for adolescent girls in rural South Africa: Project Ntshembo (Hope)

    South Africa (SA) is undergoing multiple transitions with an increasing burden of non-communicable diseases and high levels of overweight and obesity in adolescent girls and women. Adolescence is key to addres...

    Catherine E Draper, Lisa K Micklesfield, Kathleen Kahn, Stephen M Tollman, John M Pettifor, David B Dunger and Shane A Norris

    BMC Public Health 2014 14(Suppl 2):S5

    Published on: 20 June 2014

  5. Research

    The life and health challenges of young Malaysian couples: results from a stakeholder consensus and engagement study to support non-communicable disease prevention

    Malaysia faces burgeoning obesity and diabetes epidemics with a 250% and 88% increase respectively between 1996 and 2006. Identifying the health challenges of young adults in Malaysia, who constitute 27.5 % of...

    SA Norris, H Anuar, P Matzen, JCH Cheah, BB Jensen and M Hanson

    BMC Public Health 2014 14(Suppl 2):S6

    Published on: 20 June 2014

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    Community, intervention and provider support influences on implementation: reflections from a South African illustration of safety, peace and health promotion

    The development, implementation and evaluation of community interventions are important for reducing child violence and injuries in low- to middle-income contexts, with successful implementation critical to ef...

    Ashley van Niekerk, Mohamed Seedat, Sherianne Kramer, Shahnaaz Suffla, Samed Bulbulia and Ghouwa Ismail

    BMC Public Health 2014 14(Suppl 2):S7

    Published on: 20 June 2014

  7. Research

    The rural bite in population pyramids: what are the implications for responsiveness of health systems in middle income countries?

    Health services can only be responsive if they are designed to service the needs of the population at hand. In many low and middle income countries, the rate of urbanisation can leave the profile of the rural ...

    Nowrozy Kamar Jahan, Pascale Allotey, Dharma Arunachalam, Shajahan Yasin, Ireneous N Soyiri, Tamzyn M Davey and Daniel D Reidpath

    BMC Public Health 2014 14(Suppl 2):S8

    Published on: 20 June 2014