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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. 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...

    Authors: Nanzi Xiao, Qian Long, Xiaojun Tang and Shenglan Tang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14(Suppl 2):S2
  2. 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...

    Authors: Ama de-Graft Aikins, Mawuli Kushitor, Kwadwo Koram, Stella Gyamfi and Gbenga Ogedegbe
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14(Suppl 2):S3
  3. 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...

    Authors: 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
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14(Suppl 2):S4
  4. 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...

    Authors: Catherine E Draper, Lisa K Micklesfield, Kathleen Kahn, Stephen M Tollman, John M Pettifor, David B Dunger and Shane A Norris
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14(Suppl 2):S5
  5. 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...

    Authors: SA Norris, H Anuar, P Matzen, JCH Cheah, BB Jensen and M Hanson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14(Suppl 2):S6
  6. 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...

    Authors: Ashley van Niekerk, Mohamed Seedat, Sherianne Kramer, Shahnaaz Suffla, Samed Bulbulia and Ghouwa Ismail
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14(Suppl 2):S7
  7. 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 ...

    Authors: Nowrozy Kamar Jahan, Pascale Allotey, Dharma Arunachalam, Shajahan Yasin, Ireneous N Soyiri, Tamzyn M Davey and Daniel D Reidpath
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14(Suppl 2):S8

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