Living Together with Chronic Disease: Informal Support for Diabetes Management in Vietnam

Global health is in transition: non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are currently posing new challenges to individuals, families and governments across the globe.  As a case for addressing NCDs, this project focuses on type 2 diabetes in Vietnam, exploring the role of informal support in everyday disease management.

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The prevalence of chronic health conditions such as cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes is currently rising dramatically across the world, with particularly severe consequences for low- and middle-income countries.

This research project is based on the assumption that informal support plays a significant, but under-recognized role in everyday lives with chronic disease and that more systematic knowledge of the role of informal forms of care can enhance national responses to the NCD epidemic, improving health systems capacities to address diabetes and other NCDs while also enhancing our understanding of the ways in which family and household dynamics shape the human impact of chronic health conditions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Researchers

Name Title Phone E-mail
Dan Wolf Meyrowitsch Associate Professor +4535327174 E-mail
Ib Christian Bygbjerg Professor +4535327835 E-mail
Tine Gammeltoft Professor +4535323474 E-mail

Funded by:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark

The project has received funding from Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.

Project: Living Together with Chronic Disease: Informal Support for Diabetes Management in Vietnam
Period:  November 2018 - October 2022.

Contact

Professor Tine Gammeltoft
Department of Anthropology
Mail: tine.gammeltoft@anthro.ku.dk
Phone: +45 35 32 34 74
Mobile: +45 61 86 08 83

External members:

Name Title
Professor Jens Søndergaard Research Unit of General Practice, University of Southern Denmark
Dr Nguyen Xuan Bai Vice-Rector at Thai Binh University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Dr Nguyen Duc Thanh Head of International Department at Thai Binh University of Medicine and Pharmacy