This report assesses how health services are responding to the joint issues of population ageing and increasing prevalence NCDs.

Two case studies were completed, for Sri Lanka and Thailand, to offer insights into policy options and directions for service developments. Both these countries in South and South-East Asia, have rapidly ageing societies with somewhat different demographic, epidemiological and health system profiles. Diabetes and Stroke management were chosen as example NCDs, with opportunities for prevention, and for acute and ongoing care across different levels of the health care system.

Yiengprugsawan V, Healy J, Kendig H (eds). 2016. Vol. 2, No. 2. World Health Organization on behalf of the Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, New Delhi.

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