JUL 20 2016

FDI Regulations in Indian Pharmaceutical Sector: A Game-changer?

Emerging Markets, Health Care

In June 2016, the Indian government liberalized its FDI policy in the pharmaceuticals sector by allowing 74% FDI under automatic route in brownfield pharmaceutical investments (investment in an existing plant). Earlier, even though 100% FDI was allowed in the brownfield projects, government approval was mandatory for investments beyond 49% stake. In greenfield pharmaceutical investments, the…

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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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APR 08 2014

Philippines’ Universal Healthcare – A Promising System Plagued by Inconsistent Quality of Service Delivery

Emerging Markets, Health Care, Universal Health Care

Over the years, governments across emerging markets have realised how critical universal healthcare coverage is for their population. While some countries have taken the challenge head-on, others have followed a wait-and-watch policy to see how such systems are being implemented, and gradually adopted a system that is based on the good practices of several healthcare…

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JUL 16 2013

The ASEAN Pharmaceutical Market – Measure of Attractiveness

Emerging Markets, Health Care

The ASEAN region, home to more than 600 million people, has historically been an attractive market for international pharmaceutical companies. With the exception of Indonesia, all other countries in the ASEAN region rely heavily on pharmaceutical imports, with Myanmar importing up to 80% of its annual demand. Relative attractiveness of each country in the region…

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