SCaling Up an integrated care package for diaBetes and hYpertension for vulnerable people (SCUBY): policy analysis and strategy development.

  • Martens, Monika (PhD Student)
  • Van Damme, Wim (Promotor)
  • Van Belle, Sara (Copromotor)
  • van Olmen, Josefien (Promotor)
  • Remmen, Roy (Promotor)
  • Wouters, Edwin (Promotor)

Project Details


Diabetes and hypertension are increasingly dominant in the global burden of disease. Effective interventions for prevention, detection, treatment and control of both conditions are available, but do not reach all people in need. Countries are struggling how to scale-up interventions sustainably and effectively. There is an urgent need to develop and document strategies on how to do so. This PhD project is part of a multi-country research project SCUBY, which takes place in three countries: Cambodia, Slovenia and Belgium. This PhD will focus on the macro level and will involve critical policy analysis and strategy development, in co-creation with stakeholders through policy dialogues. The overall SCUBY project examines the scale-up of existing evidence-based packages for control of type 2 diabetes (T2D) and/or hypertension (HT) with five components: (a) identification of people with HT and/or T2D (b) treatment in primary care services (c) health education (d) self-management support to patients and caregivers (e) collaboration among caregivers. SCUBY develops, implements and evaluates roadmaps for the national scale-up of this package in three different countries: Cambodia, Slovenia and Belgium.
Effective start/end date27/04/22 → …


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