We need to design hospitals to anticipate people’s future needs and deliver sustainable, inclusive, and resilient care.
Eduardo P. Banzon
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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Inclusive and resilient health systems will enable older people to live longer, healthier, and more productive lives.
SMART health infrastructure takes into account universal coverage, climate change, aging populations, disaster resilience, and technology.
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).
Conditional cash transfers are about more than just handing out funds.
In a world where borders are blurring and becoming increasingly permeable, health coverage needs to be just as mobile.
Southeast Asian countries have much to learn from Korea's successful experience with social health insurance.
Eradicating TB calls for innovative solutions, political and financial commitments, and collaborative work from countries in the region.