Laos has initiated four different social health protection schemes aimed at different sections of the population, and is now proposing to unify these schemes in a single national health insurance authority with a view to moving towards universal coverage.
Providing access to quality health care is a major challenge.
Friday 17 August 2012
WP19Institutional and operational barriers to strengthening universal coverage in the Lao PDR: barriers and policy options
The Lao PDR is committed to achieving a form of universal health coverage by 2020. A key step towards universal coverage is integration of the existing social health protection schemes.
Sunday 01 January 2012
During the last decade, various demand-side health financing schemes targeting the poor and the informal sector have been piloted by the Ministry of Health and development partners in Cambodia and in the Lao PDR.
Thursday 01 December 2011
Policy-makers need data on preferences of health service providers and clients to build stronger health systems. How can discrete choice experiments be used to collect this data?
Tuesday 01 June 2010
Collaboration between researchers and policy-makers creates unique opportunities to inform policy with a solid evidence base.