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    Value-based care

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 10/09/2018

    » Asia Pacific is on track to becoming one of the oldest regions in the world in the next few decades with an elderly population approaching 923 million. However, most governments are still underprepared for the social and economic consequences of this rapid demographic shift.


    HIV battle continues

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 27/05/2019

    » My first visit to the Anonymous Clinic in Bangkok left me with mixed sensations of disturbance and hope. It was disturbing to see that the majority of the patients were teenagers and young adults. Some were still wearing their school uniforms, and they looked perfectly healthy.


    Holistic health

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 11/03/2019

    » Human life expectancy has increased dramatically over the past century, thanks in large part to advances in sanitation, agriculture, food processing and distribution.


    Creating a healthier future

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 04/06/2018

    » In response to the rapid expansion of its greying population, Singapore has introduced compulsory healthcare insurance for elderly citizens. CareShield Life, an enhanced version of the existing eldercare programme, will require all Singaporeans aged between 30 and 40 to be enrolled from 2020. Policyholders who become unable to manage basic daily functions will receive S$600 (14,320 baht) a month, increasing over time to keep pace with long-term care costs.


    Healthcare revolution

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 14/05/2018

    » Soaring costs, a chronic shortage of medical professionals and infrastructure, as well as evolving consumer needs are forcing the cumbersome healthcare industry to rethink the way it serves people. Technology is playing a big role in a revolution that is creating a fresher, more efficient and sustainable system.


    Healthy harvest

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 07/05/2018

    » Maintaining a healthy lifestyle through a balanced diet and regular exercise have long proved to be the key to prevention of chronic diseases and other health conditions.


    Time to look beyond GDP

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 22/06/2015

    » The success of any country today is gauged by the growth of its economy, as measured by a seemingly all-powerful number: gross domestic product or GDP.

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