Aim and Objectives
RESPOND has three interlinked objectives:
Objective 1 (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?
Objective 2 (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.
Objective 3 (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.