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Asia Archives - P4H Network
Health financing challenges in Southeast Asian countries for universal health coverage: a systematic review
Health financing challenges in Southeast Asian countries for universal health coverage: a systematic review
Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Vietnam

This study investigated health financing challenges in achieving UHC among countries in Southeast Asia using a systematic review. The study also provided policy recommendations at regional and national levels.  The 10 countries were included in the systematic review:...

Universal health coverage in China part 1: progress and gaps
China

This article is the first part of the series. This research article comprehensively evaluated China's progress towards universal health coverage over the past two decades by identifying the achievements and gaps in service coverage and financial risk protection that...

Thailand launches a new medical coverage scheme for tourist accidents
Thailand launches a new medical coverage scheme for tourist accidents
Thailand

The Nation reported that Thailand has introduced a health insurance coverage scheme for tourists in case of accidents subsidized by the government, starting from January 2024. Furthermore, the article adds, Tourism and Sports Minister Sudawan Wangsuphakijkosol said at...

Social norms and values impacting health expenditures in India
Social norms and values impacting health expenditures in India
India

Household resource allocation in India is not just a pragmatic and calculative exercise, it also involves multi-layered tacit and explicit contestation, bargaining and negotiations that occur at the intersection of social norms, economic class, caste, gender, age, and...

To meet the unmet: preparing for health equity challenges in WHO South-East Asia Region
To meet the unmet: preparing for health equity challenges in WHO South-East Asia Region
Bangladesh, Bhutan, Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of), India, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste

Health inequity and unmet need are major challenges in achieving UHC and financial protection in the South-East Asia Region. This report documents progresses in addressing health inequities with a focus on multiple manifests of vulnerabilities and multiple components...

Singapore: More subsidies for chronic patients under new Healthier SG
Singapore: More subsidies for chronic patients under new Healthier SG
Singapore

Healthier SG is a new, long-term reform healthcare plan for Singapore implemented by the Ministry of Health (MOH), aiming to promote preventive care. Healthier SG scheme has introduced a new program called Healthier SG Chronic Tier in 2024.Starting from February 1,...

Vietnam has reached 93.3 % of health insurance population coverage
Vietnam has reached 93.3 % of health insurance population coverage
Vietnam

In Vietnam, as of 2023, the national health insurance has reached an impressive 93.3% of the health insurance population coverage, surpassing the target outlined in the Government’s Resolution No 01/NQ-CP and coming close to achieving universal coverage. Approximately...