On the verge of a chronic disease epidemic: comprehensive policies and actions are needed in Indonesia

Dian Kusuma, Nunik Kusumawardani, Abdillah Ahsan, Susy K Sebayang, Vilda Amir, Nawi Ng

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Abstract

In the midst of tackling the persistent burden of maternal mortality and infectious diseases, Indonesia is facing an increasing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Although there are increasing national efforts in NCD prevention and control, the worsening trend of NCD risk factors and morbidity is alarming. We provided assessment and discussion on the policies and actions needed in the country including comprehensive efforts to reduce tobacco use and unhealthy diet, the need to reorient the health systems for better NCD prevention and control, and the promotion of NCD-related research that are still lacking.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)422-424
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Health
Volume11
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Nov 2019

Keywords

  • health systems
  • Indonesia
  • non-communicable disease epidemic
  • policy and action
  • tobacco use
  • unhealthy diet

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