Research on access to hypertension care
Produce robust and compelling evidence on the barriers to hypertension control faced by low-income households in Malaysia and the Philippines. Key research questions include:
What are the pathways and key stages of care?
What type of provider is accessed and what are the costs at each stage?
Are there differences among groups in seeking, obtaining and adhering to care, and what explains these?
What are the major barriers to continuous access to care and medication?
Building on a longstanding collaboration among the partners, strengthen health systems research capacity in Malaysia and the Philippines and develop models and approaches that can be used in other low and middle-income countries.
Impact and communication
Promote uptake of evidence, within study countries and regionally, to inform the development of pro-poor responses to hypertension and, by extension, other common chronic diseases.