"Lessons from the Philippines" (The Hindu)
Opinion | The Hindu
by Teodoro Javier Herbosa*
"A revolutionary journey in India’s health-care system has just begun with the launch of Ayushman Bharat. The world’s largest public health-care scheme promises to cover 100 million poor and vulnerable families. But will it have a transformative impact in a country where this is delivered mostly by the private sector? Medical care is not just a matter of accessibility and affordability but also quality as India prepares to fight the emerging problem of chronic non-communicable diseases.
As someone who was involved in the implementation of the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in my own country, the Philippines, with a population of 110 million people, I’d like to share a perspective on some of the challenges..."
*Note: Dr. Teodoro Jaiver Herbosa is a professor of Emergency Medicine and Trauma Surgery at the UP-PGH. He is also the Executive Vice President of the University of the Philippines System. For more information on Dr. Herbosa, please visit https://op.up.edu.ph/index.php/about-op/the-executive-vice-president/