JUN 28 2018

Modicare: Which States Matter the Most?

Medical Devices, Universal Health Care

Dubbed as ‘Modicare’ (named after the Indian prime minister), India’s National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS) is being considered as the world’s largest government funded healthcare scheme. The scheme is expected to benefit 500 million people by providing them with cover for secondary and tertiary care hospitalization. While the recent press around the scheme focuses largely…

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DEC 29 2015

Universal Healthcare Is Needed, but Isn’t Enough – Assessment of Public Health Insurance Targeted at Vulnerable Populations in South America

Emerging Markets, Health Care, Universal Health Care

Ensuring an equal access to healthcare services that are affordable and of decent quality has increasingly been on the agenda of several developed as well as developing countries across the world. Throughout 2014 and 2015, we published a series of articles focusing on the South Asian region, in which we looked into various aspects of…

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MAR 25 2015

Universal Health Access in Southeast Asia – Bridging the Coverage Gap

Emerging Markets, Health Care, Universal Health Care

Affordable and accessible health care service is a common objective for governments across developed as well as developing nations. Global trends suggest that generally countries, as they attain prosperity, tend to move towards a Universal Health Care (UHC)/ Social Health Insurance (SHI) regime, in which 100% population is provided with health care coverage (scope varies…

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OCT 28 2014

Indonesia – Public and Private Participation in Universal Healthcare

Emerging Markets, Health Care, Universal Health Care

Under its National Health Strategic Plan (NHSP), Indonesia is continuously focusing on improving the quality and accessibility of its public healthcare system. NHSP (2010-2014) aims to enhance health status through involvement of private sector and civil society. It also focuses on the prevention and cure of health problems faced by the community through availability of…

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JUL 08 2014

Vietnam’s Social Health Insurance – Strong Foundation, but Lacking in Support Infrastructure

Emerging Markets, Health Care, Universal Health Care

Vietnam aims at achieving 100% coverage under its Social Health Insurance by end of 2014. We review the opportunities and challenges faced by healthcare industry stakeholders in Vietnam, and the government’s effort in ensuring 100% health insurance coverage for its population. Vietnam is a lower-middle income country (GNI per capita US$1,550 as of 2012) with…

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APR 29 2014

Cambodia’s Social Health Insurance – In Need of Strong Government Support

Emerging Markets, Health Care, Universal Health Care

In the second part of our ongoing series on universal healthcare in the Southeast Asian countries, we review the social health insurance infrastructure, design and opportunities for healthcare industry stakeholders in Cambodia. Cambodia is a low income country (GNI per capita US$880 as of 2012) with a population of about 15 million (67th most populous…

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