Population-level approaches to universal health coverage in resource-poor settings: Lessons from tobacco control policy in Vietnam

Higashi, Hideki, Khuong, Tuan A., Ngo, Anh D. and Hill, Peter S. (2011) Population-level approaches to universal health coverage in resource-poor settings: Lessons from tobacco control policy in Vietnam. MEDICC Review, 13 3: 39-42.

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Author Higashi, Hideki
Khuong, Tuan A.
Ngo, Anh D.
Hill, Peter S.
Title Population-level approaches to universal health coverage in resource-poor settings: Lessons from tobacco control policy in Vietnam
Journal name MEDICC Review   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1555-7960
1527-3172
Publication date 2011-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 13
Issue 3
Start page 39
End page 42
Total pages 4
Place of publication Decatur, GA, U.S.A.
Publisher Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Population-based health promotion and disease prevention approaches are essential elements in achieving universal health coverage; yet they frequently do not appear on national policy agendas. This paper suggests that resource-poor countries should take greater advantage of such approaches to reach all segments of the population to positively affect health outcomes and equity, especially considering the epidemic of chronic noncommunicable diseases and associated modifi able risk factors. Tobacco control policy development and implementation in Vietnam provides a case study to discuss opportunities and challenges associated with such strategies.
Keyword Health promotion
Health policy
Smoking
Tobacco
Developing countries
Population-based planning
Vietnam
Cardiovascular-disease
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Special Issue: "Achieving Universal Health Care". Published under "Perspectives".

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