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Dr. Kenneth Hartigan-Go on healthcare in the ASEAN

Dr. Kenneth Hartigan-Go A social health insurance model that's appropriate for each country needs to be developed in order for healthcare to be truly accessible to citizens across the ASEAN region. This, according to Dr. Kenneth Hartigan-Go, executive director of the AIM's Dr. Stephen Zuellig Center for Asian Business Transformation and core faculty at the Center for Development Management (CDM), who spoke at the ASEAN Symposium on Access to Healthcare in Manila in September. This social health insurance scheme needs to be developed by each government in partnership with the private sector, and necessarily bring about social solidarity.

"You can't put a finger on access to healthcare without bringing the entire system along as well," Dr. Hartigan-Go is quoted as saying.

The symposium gathered together representatives from the ASEAN region, including Thailand's Vice Minister of Public Health Vichai Tienthavorn and ASEAN Secretariat's assistant director for Health and Communicable Diseases division Ferdinal Fernando.

Click here to read the rest of the article entitled "ASEAN to work on affordable healthcare" published on The Jakarta Post on 09 October 2011. 





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