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Social health insurance
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia

This volume informs policy-makers on health financing alternatives for universal coverage. including experiences from 12 countries in Asia and the Pacific, it consolidates the evidence on social health insurance through a comparative analysis around three key policy areas: the importance of mandatory mechanisms for universal coverage; voluntary and community-based health insurance in reaching universal coverage; and the significance of provider payment mechanisms. Using this information, it h...

Social disparities in health in the Maldives: as assessment and implications - technical report
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia

Reducing disparities in health outcomes and access to health services is critical not only to ensure future gains in health of the population, but also to strengthen social inclusion. As a first step, this requires assessment of existing disparities, and a regular monitoring of their trends. Using existing and available data in Maldives, this study examines what these trends currently reveal about the patterns of health inequality in Maldives. The analysis is based on secondary data: the STEP...

Sixty Years of WHO in South-East Asia, Highlights: 1948-2008
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia

This publication commemorates 60 years of the work of the World Health Organization in th South-East Asia Region. While depicting the highlights of WHO's collaborative activities in health development, the publication also carries the personal reflections of eminent health leaders from the Region on several areas of vital concern. Carrying a disproportionately heavy burden of communicable and noncommunicable diseases, the Region has, nevertheless, made significant progress in tackling these f...

Sixty Years of WHO in South-East Asia
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia

This publication brought out on the occasion of the completion of 60 years of the World Health Organization in the South-East Asia Region, is a compilation of some highlights of WHO's work in the Region over the last six decades. Covering a broad cancas of activities, the publication attempts to follow the evolution of the health priorities in Member countries of the Region. Despite its large population, poverty and heavy diseases burden the Region has achieved some remarkable breakthroughs i...

Situation review and update on deafness, hearning loss and intervention programmes
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia