NCD prevention policy / Health promotion policy

What we are

Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), principally cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancers, and chronic respiratory diseases, are the leading causes of death globally. In Thailand, NCDs are accounted for 74% of all deaths. Burden of NCDs disproportionately affects poor and disadvantaged populations. NCDs therefore widen health inequalities between and within countries. Four main behavioural risk factors include tobacco use, harmful use of alcohol, unhealthy diet, and physical inactivity. To reduce the burden of morbidity, mortality, and disability due to NCDs, WHO has recommended various policy options and cost–effective interventions, known as “best buys”.

This research theme covers on various NCD policy-relevant research at both national, regional and global levels, focusing on alcohol policy, food and nutrition policy, policy to promote breast feeding, and physical activity promotion.NTPR was established in 2018 with the aim to conduct health policy and system research related to non-Thai population groups and networking with academic and policy partners. The target populations of the research themes are non-Thai populations and vulnerable populations who are likely to face barriers of access to healthcare. These include migrants (low-skilled and high-skilled migrant workers) and their dependents, stateless people, urban refugees and asylum seekers, expatriates. Also, for the Thai citizens, our research team members involve in research projects that targets young children, women, patients with chronic conditions, and prisoners.

Our collaboration

  • Thai Health Promotion Foundation
NCD prevention policy / Health promotion policy
31 Mar 2024
Provincial enforcement models for the Alcohol Beverage Control Act: a case study of the 5 provinces.
By Nasueb S , Markchang K , Waleewong O
NCD prevention policy / Health promotion policy
31 Jan 2024
Estimated cost of extra work hours from co-workers' drinking in Thailand.
By Saengow U , Chaiyasong S , Nontarak J , Saokaew S et al
NCD prevention policy / Health promotion policy
02 Jan 2024
Commercial milk formula marketing following increased restrictions in Singapore: a qualitative study.
By Topothai C , Tan GPP , van der Eijk Y
NCD prevention policy / Health promotion policy
24 Dec 2023
Definition and conceptual framework of commercial determinants of non-communicable diseases: a scoping review.
By Markchang K , Waleewong O , Phonsuk P , Namsena B , Chuejew S
NCD prevention policy / Health promotion policy
01 Nov 2023
The Impact of a complex school nutrition intervention on double burden of malnutrition among Thai primary school children: a 2-year quasi-experiment.
By Pongutta S , Ferguson E , Davey C , Tangcharoensathien V et al
NCD prevention policy / Health promotion policy
13 Oct 2023
Characteristics of distance education interventions and related outcomes in primary school children during COVID-19 pandemic: a systematic review.
By Kosiyaporn H , Phaiyarom M , Uansri S , Kunpeuk W et al
NCD prevention policy / Health promotion policy
04 Oct 2023
Patterns and correlates of physical activity and sedentary behavior among Bangkok residents: a cross-sectional study.
By Topothai T , Tangcharoensathien V , Edney SM , Suphanchaimat R et al
NCD prevention policy / Health promotion policy
01 Sep 2023
Can alcohol policy prevent harms to women and children from men's alcohol consumption? an overview of existing literature and suggested ways forward.
By Karriker-Jaffe KJ , Blackburn N , Graham K , Walker MJ et al