Blogs on universal health coverage
Published on Monday, 07 March 2016
Conditional cash transfers are about more than just handing out funds.
Published on Friday, 04 March 2016
Investing in sexual and reproductive health is not only the right thing to do – it benefits women, families, and the entire economy.
Published on Wednesday, 24 February 2016
It’s time to harness and align the private with the public sector to achieve universal health coverage in Asia and the Pacific.
Published on Thursday, 28 January 2016
Southeast Asian countries have much to learn from Korea's successful experience with social health insurance.
Published on Friday, 18 December 2015
The recently endorsed APLMA Malaria Elimination Roadmap will help implement national plans and accelerate regional progress on eradicating the disease by 2030.
Published on Thursday, 17 December 2015
The risk of contracting antimicrobial-resistant bacteria or emerging infectious diseases is higher in Asia than anywhere else in the world.
Published on Friday, 05 June 2015
Here are a few highlights from ADB’s new Operational Plan for Health 2015-2020 launched today.
Published on Wednesday, 18 March 2015
Universal health coverage not only protects the majority of the population from experiencing catastrophic financial loss as a result of high out-of-pocket costs, but also promotes better quality of services and greater health equity.
Published on Friday, 19 December 2014
When ADB recently hosted a conference on using information and communication technology (ICT) in universal health coverage, it was vital not to miss the opportunity to pin down practical steps that participants could commit to taking in their own workplace. The conference culminated in the iCTen Steps: practical next steps with both quick wins and some longer-term goals that can be adapted to specific country settings, regardless of where they are on the road to universal health coverage.
Published on Friday, 12 December 2014
ICT can bridge the gap between existing health systems and universal health coverage, but it’s a complex process and every country has its own challenges.