As the outbreak of COVID-19, a disease caused by a novel strain of coronavirus, evolves around the world, the public and private sectors are diligently working together to find solutions.
Southeast Asia is home to nearly 9 percent of the world’s population and one of the fastest growing economic regions in the world. Thanks to treatment breakthroughs and wider health care access, people across the region are living longer than ever before. There is tremendous opportunity to build on this foundation through additional investment in early stage clinical research and pro-innovation policy reforms that continue to improve the health for those living in Southeast Asia.
Strong intellectual property (IP) protection and enforcement is critical to helping countries attract foreign investment, promote economic growth, provide greater access to medicines and improve patient outcomes. The biennial “Report on the Protection and Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in Third Countries” cites Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand as priority countries that will need to strengthen their IP regulations to stay globally competitive.
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Indonesia has achieved significant health milestones, but rising rates of NCDs bring new challenges.
Malaysia can attract new foreign investment and improve health outcomes by better protecting innovation and reducing bureaucratic delays.
Increasing public-private partnerships in the Philippines will bring health care innovation to a rapidly growing population
Health care is poised to become a major economic driver in Thailand in the coming years.
The success of Singapore’s health care system can be attributed to strong policies and an integrated health system.