Eduardo P. Banzon

Principal Health Specialist, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, ADB

Eduardo champions UHC and has long provided technical support to countries in Asia and the Pacific in their pursuit of this goal. Before joining ADB, he was President and CEO of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, WHO regional adviser for health financing, World Bank senior health specialist, and a faculty member of the University of the Philippines’ College of Medicine and the Ateneo University Graduate School of Business. 

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Paperwork at a public health clinic in Mongolia.

Getting deaths right

A policy brief from the Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policies is helping Asian countries capture in a more appropriate manner causes of death and disease burden.

Eduardo P. Banzon

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Ebola: The weakest link jeopardizes everyone

More than a year ago, I was in Liberia as part of a team looking into its health system and health financing reforms. The country was still recovering from long years of civil strife. But Liberia was eager to be one of a growing number of countries which were aspiring to and pursuing universal health coverage (UHC). 

Eduardo P. Banzon