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
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
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
NCD prevention policy / Health promotion policy
01 Jul 2023
Regulating the marketing of foods for infants and young children: lessons from assessment of gaps in monitoring and enforcement in Thailand.
By Cetthakrikul N , Banwell C , Kelly M , Baker P , Smith J
NCD prevention policy / Health promotion policy
02 Jun 2023
Alcohol marketing and consumption in Thailand: results from the International Alcohol Control Policy Study 2012–2013.
By Jindarattanaporn N , Chaiyasong S , Vongmongkol V , Akaleephan C
NCD prevention policy / Health promotion policy
03 May 2023
Patterns of physical activity and sedentary behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Thai 2021 National Health Survey.
By Topothai T , Tangcharoensathien V , Suphanchaimat R , Petrunoff NA et al
NCD prevention policy / Health promotion policy
02 May 2023
Subjective well-being of Thai pre-teen children: individual, family, and school determinants.
By Pongutta S , Vithayarungruangsri J
NCD prevention policy / Health promotion policy
01 May 2023
Machine learning algorithms for health research.
By Adhibai R , Kosiyaporn H , Viriyathorn S , Kulthanmanusorn A , Suphanchaimat R