An overview of Thailand’s healthcare sector

[Dean Koh] The healthcare sector is poised to be one of the key economic drivers in Thailand in the coming years, with government-led incentives and an increasing private-sector interest moving in tandem.

How Singapore wants to attract tech talent to healthcare

[Nurfilzah Rohaidi] The country hopes to leverage on the high mobility of tech workers as the face of healthcare rapidly evolves.

Here’s Thailand’s plan to transform into Asia’s next big medical hub

[The Thailand Board of Investment] As part of its Thailand 4.0 initiative, the Thai government wants to make Thailand a leading destination for pharmaceuticals and medical devices and a world-class provider of medical care.

Indonesia In ‘Critical Window’ For Fighting NCDs

[Gemma Holliani Cahya] With 11 years to go before the target date of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2030, Indonesia needs to pay more attention to tackling the major causes of non-communicable diseases (NCD)… major factors that contributed to the increased prevalence of NCDs in Indonesia were blood pressure, diet, blood sugar, obesity, tobacco and air pollution. [There was an] enormous shift in the disease burden between 1990 and 2017. While the disability adjusted life year (DALY), a global health measure of overall disease burden, in 1990 was dominated by communicable maternal and neonatal causes, the DALY in 2017 was dominated by NCDs.