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?

fieldwork in Malaysia

Objective 1

Capacity building

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. 

capacity building equal partnerships

Objective 2

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.

hypertension infographic

Objective 3