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Health care in Thailand is poised to become a major economic driver in the coming years with government-led incentives including universal health care and increased collaboration with the private-sector. The country should continue to look to successful partnerships to improve health outcomes and expand access to innovative medicines.
Health care in Thailand is poised to become a major economic driver in the coming years due in part to the Thailand 4.0 initiative. The country aims to become a world-class provider of medical care. However, it faces challenges – including rising rates of non-communicable diseases that are placing pressure on Thailand’s health systems.
These challenges can be met with increased investment in health infrastructure from the Thai government which currently only spends 3.7 percent of its GDP on health, according to the World Bank, falling well below the regional average (6.6 percent). Thailand should also continue to encourage greater investment in medical innovation.