LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE & TROPICAL MEDICINE
UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES – MANILA, COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
Lead Researcher in Social Science
The project will provide the knowledge needed to overcome health system barriers to optimal management of hypertension in Malaysia and the Philippines. This is important because it is a major cause of disability and premature death yet is easily detected and treated. Moreover, such knowledge can inform policies to improve management of all chronic diseases. Yet although evidence on its clinical management is universal, to overcome the health systems barriers, especially those faced by the poor, local knowledge is needed. This, in turn, requires local capacity in health systems research and knowledge transfer.