50% of disease-specific registries are national-level registries and others are hospital-based, which are an important source of morbidity and mortality data. NCDs disease-specific registries have been most commonly established for cancer, followed by diabetes and stroke.
Maldives has no disease registry except for thalassemia. Myanmar and Timor- Leste have not yet been reported on registries.
Number of disease registries reported by Member countries, South-East Asia Region
Bangladesh is the first country in the Region to establish a National Tobacco Control Cell (NTCC) under the Bloomberg Initiative and it has mobile courts to enforce tobacco control law across the country and take action of violations of the law.