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Asia Archives - P4H Network
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Japan to discuss health insurance coverage for childbirth
Japan to discuss health insurance coverage for childbirth
Japan

In Japan, the government will begin comprehensive discussions on expanding public health insurance coverage to childbirth for fiscal 2026, as the current coverage generally does not cover childbirth costs.The Health Ministry and the Children and Families Agency will...

New Zealand: Health budget 2024
New Zealand: Health budget 2024
New Zealand

New Zealand's 2024 health budget prioritizes frontline health services and workers to ensure healthcare access for all citizens.The top three new health investments (operating and capital) include: (1) hospital and specialist services, (2) primary, community, and...

Singapore’s senior citizens to get additional MediSave top-ups
Singapore’s senior citizens to get additional MediSave top-ups
Singapore

Beginning in July, Singapore will offer additional MediSave top-ups to senior citizens to ensure the affordability of MediShield Life premiums.These top-ups will be provided in addition to the annual GST Voucher-MediSave top-ups for eligible Singaporeans aged 65 and...

Extending universal health coverage to informal workers: a systematic review of health financing schemes in low- and middle- income countries in Southeast Asia
Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam

This systematic review aims to synthesize the published evidence of the extent to which health financing schemes aimed at extending universal health coverage (UHC) to informal workers (IWs) in low- and middle-income countries in Southeast Asia have improved...

Bangladesh Position Paper on UHC 2023
Bangladesh

Bangladesh has made significant strides in healthcare but faces persistent inequalities, especially in rural and marginalized communities. Collaboration between stakeholders is essential to achieve UHC, ensuring equitable access to quality healthcare for all citizens...

The Social Security Act 2075 (2018)
Nepal

The Government of Nepal has framed the Contribution Based Social Security Regulations, 2018 (2075) by exercising the power conferred to it under Section 69 of the Contribution based Social Security ActThe Social Security Regulations has prescribed certain matters as...

National Health Insurance Strategy 2021-2025
Lao People’s Democratic Republic

The National Health Insurance (NHI) Strategy aims to provide overall guidance and approach for the planned developments of social health protection in Lao PDR over the period 2021–2025. The NHI strategy will support the goals of the Health Sector Reform Strategy...

A Study on Nepal’s National Health Insurance Program
Nepal

This study explains why Nepal needs to strengthen its National Health Insurance Program (NHIP) to better shield households from the financial impact of health care costs and achieve its ambitious goal of universal health coverage by 2030.Nepal has made significant...

Cambodia has launched the Roadmap for Universal Health Coverage 2024-2035
Cambodia has launched the Roadmap for Universal Health Coverage 2024-2035
Cambodia

Cambodia has committed to provide quality healthcare without financial hardship, aligning with the global Sustainable Development Goals, by launching the Roadmap for Universal Health Coverage 2024-2035.On May 23, 2024, Prime Minister Hun Manet officially launched the...