IndiaSee all India
The structure of healthcare finance directly influences the behavior of healthcare providers and the quality of outcomes. By supporting strategic health financing reforms and policy implementation, our work in health financing aligns financial and nonfinancial incentives to ensure high quality health services are affordable and available when needed. Our programs in healthcare finance within India are broad and deep, as are our relations with a group of African and Asian countries that share improvements in healthcare finance as part of the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage.
PhilippinesSee all Philippines
ACCESS Health Philippines connects national policymakers, local governments, and healthcare providers to assist in providing universal health coverage.
The Philippine national government sponsors health insurance for those with low income through the National Health Insurance Program. The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, PhilHealth, is a government owned corporation attached to the Department of Health that manages the National Health Insurance Program. The mandate of PhilHealth is to provide health insurance coverage to all Filipinos. Since inception, PhilHealth has continued to expand benefit packages to cover catastrophic health expenses and underserved populations. PhilHealth now works with both public and private providers to deliver key healthcare services. ACCESS Health Philippines works closely with PhilHealth to assist with the design of new programs, especially those directed to improve maternal child health and primary care. ACCESS Health also plans to support the implementation of national health programs in local government settings.
One of the main responsibilities of ACCESS Health in health financing in the Philippines is to facilitate interaction between policymakers and practitioners managing health financing reforms in the Philippines with those in other countries. ACCESS Health does this through the Joint Learning Network.
SingaporeSee all Singapore
Singapore ranks sixth in the world in health outcomes yet spends less on healthcare than any other high income country, measured both as a fraction of the GDP spent on health and as expenditure per person. ACCESS Health Singapore studies the health financing planning process and approach of the government in order to understand how Singapore pays for high quality healthcare at a cost the economy can afford. We also share this knowledge with other governments looking to design or reform their own health financing strategies.
- Transcript: ACCESS Health International Facilitates India Study Visit to Help Low and Middle Income Countries Advance Health Reforms, Pocket News Alerts
- Transcript: Affordable Excellence
- Transcript: Capacity Building and Knowledge Exchange Visit Report
- Transcript: Changes in Addressing Inequalities in Access to Hospital Care in Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra States of India: A Difference in Differences Study Using Repeated Cross Sectional Surveys
- Transcript: Costing of Health Services for Provider Payment
- Transcript: An Efficient Model for Improved Access to Quality Healthcare Services and Reduced Catastrophic Healthcare Expenditure? An Evaluation of the Rajiv Aarogyasri Health Insurance Scheme
- Transcript: Epilogue to Affordable Excellence
- Transcript: Has the Rajiv Aarogyasri Community Health Insurance Scheme of Andhra Pradesh Addressed the Educational Divide in Accessing Healthcare?
- Transcript: Madhya Pradesh Health Systems Assessment Report
- Transcript: Private Sector Participation in Delivering Tertiary Healthcare: A Dichotomy of Access and Affordability Across Two Indian States
- Transcript: Tapping the Potential of Government Sponsored Health Insurance Schemes
- Transcript: What a Difference a State Makes: Health Reform in Andhra Pradesh