Published by the World Bank in 2013, this report discusses health system and policy options for addressing the NCD and injury burden in Bangladesh, especially in poor and rural populations. In addition to a comprehensive review of regional context, burden of disease, and risk factors for NCDs, authors of the report assess NCD and health system capacity at the national level, gives an overview of how NCD activities currently fit within the public sector in Bangladesh, and proposes strategic priorities given the challenges present across the health sector.
Published by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), Tata Memorial Centre, Indian Council of Medical Research, and Indian Cancer Society, the UICC Handbook presents recommendations and discusses challenges for national prevention and control programs in South Asian countries, including India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan.
Using the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative survey tool, authors demonstrated that surgical capacity is severely limited in low-income countries. Surgical capacity is needed for many NCDs and injuries among the very poor, such as cancer, trauma, eye conditions, congenital abnormalities, and acute abdominal conditions.
This summary report, a product of a 2011 high-level workshop on country-level planning hosted by the Institute of Medicine, provides a call to action and potential strategies for priority-setting, addressing data gaps, costing, and country-led decision making for NCDs. Kenya, Rwanda, Bangladesh, India, Chile, and Grenada are used as case studies.