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
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
29 Mar 2023
The Knowledge and tool development for depressive symptoms screening in Thai elderly from passive sensing data of smartphones or smartwatches.
By Kosiyaporn H , Adhibai R , Markchang K , Nasueb S
NCD prevention policy / Health promotion policy
02 Mar 2023
Methodology and tools for policy implementation analysis.
By Cetthakrikul N , Waleewong O , Topothai C , Suphanchaimat R
NCD prevention policy / Health promotion policy
24 Feb 2023
Nutritional content of popular menu items from online food delivery applications in Bangkok, Thailand: are they healthy?
By Jindarattanaporn N , Suya I , Lorenzetti L , Kantachuvesiri S , Thamarangsi T